Moses Kuria loses bid to stop bail cancellation
Gatundu Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has lost a bid to stop an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) seeking to have a bail granted to him earlier over hate speech remarks cancelled.
In her ruling Principal Magistrate Theresa Nyangene stated that DPP Keriako Tobiko’s application has not yet been presented or argued before court and therefore the court cannot determine what it contains and whether it is based on the constitution.
She further added that if the objection by the accused is allowed, then the court would not be in a position to know what kind of evidence the DPP’s application contained.
Kuria had sort to stop the application from being heard saying that the application was not based on the constitution and that it did not contain any compelling reasons demonstrating why his bail should be withdrawn.
The court will commence hearing the DPP’s bail cancellation application on August 19th.
The controversial Gatundu South MP is facing charges of incitement to violence. Kuria is said to have ordered residents of his constituency to slash using pangas anybody opposing the National Youth Service (NYS) programme that has come under sharp criticism over alleged misappropriation of funds.
Kuria was last year in court over allegations of hate speech after he allegedly posted some inciting remarks on social media. He was subsequently ordered to stop posting any such comments on social media.
Agnes Oloo contributed to this report
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