Moses Kuria charged with incitement
The National Alliance (TNA) Party aspirant for Gatundu South by-election Moses Kuria has been charged with three counts of hate speech, incitement and ethnic contempt.
Kuria denied the charges and was released on a 2 million shillings cash bail or a 5 million shillings bond in the case filed against him by the Law Society of Kenya.
He appeared before Chief Magistrate Doreen Mulekyo. The case will be heard on September 2nd.
A section of MPs have protested the manner in which the party conducted the nominations, claiming that the process was manipulated to ensure that Kuria emerged the winner.
The MPs, led by Kieni MP Kanini Kega and Kandara’s Alice Wahome have called for the revocation of the certificate granted to Kuria to pave way for fresh nomination.
Kuria was charged few days after a section of CORD Coalition leaders recorded statements for allegedly issuing hateful remarks during their ongoing public rallies in parts of the country. They deny the claims.
The Gatundu South by-election will be held on August 7th.