Moses Kuria to know his fate in case filed by Martha Karua

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria . [Photo/Courtesy]

A case in which NARC-Kenya party leader Martha Karua sued Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria for defamation will be determined on Friday, December 15, 2017.

The court was on Tuesday, December 5, told that Mr. Kuria had failed to put in his defense in the case.

In the case, Ms. Karua wants the Gatundu South MP to pay her Ksh.20 million as damages for claiming that she procured witnesses to fix Deputy President William Ruto at International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.

In submissions filed in court, Karua says the remarks made by Kuria were malicious, unwarranted and defamatory.

She said the words damaged her image and reputation, as well as her standing as a politician, businesswoman, family woman and an advocate.

Karua told Justice Joseph Sergon that Kuria made the remarks in Kapsokwony, Bungoma County, on September 21, 2015, at a political meeting “disguised as a prayer rally.”

“We all know the violence experienced in 2007 came about because of political differences between PNU and ODM over the contested elections,” claimed Moses Kuria during the said rally.

“Both ODM, led by their party leader Raila Odinga and Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong’o, and PNU, led by myself and Martha Karua, sent letters to the ICC with names of individuals suspected to be behind the violence.”

Martha Karua, through her lawyer Gitobu Imanyara, however came out out to rubbish Kuria’s sentiments.

Imanyara said: “Hon Martha Karua refutes in the strongest terms possible the utterly malicious allegations made by MP Moses Karua to the effect that she procured witnesses against Deputy President William Ruto jointly with him, Moses Karua.”

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