Kuria wants media barred from covering hate speech case
16 July 2015, 13:26
Nairobi - Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria wants the media barred from covering his hate speech case, saying that they have already persecuted him.
The MP made the application Thursday when he appeared in court to answer to charges of alleged hate speech.
He has been charged for allegedly telling youth in his constituency up take up arms against any people who are against the existence of the National Youth Service NYS.
Kuria has been recorded in a video in which he tells the youth to use machetes against proponents of demands to have Devolution CS Anne Waiguru resign from office.
But in a twist, lawyer Danson Mungatana said that his client was of the opinion that media coverage had forced public opinion to sway in his disadvantage over the matter.
He also claimed that the media had told their own version of the story and not considered his side.
The Nairobi magistrate's court will make a decision on the matter Monday 20 July 2015.
Kuria recently walked out on a television interview over his hate speech allegations after being irked by the questions being asked about the matter.
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