No evidence to support Kuria charges
21 September 2015, 18:51
Nairobi - There is no evidence to force Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria's bond to be declared null and void, a Nairobi court has said.
This was a ruling by the Magistrate's Court Monday where an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP' office which had wanted Kuria's Bond revoked for aggravating his terms for the bond.
This took place after Kuria was accused of hate speech in his Gatundu home-ground where he called on youth to attack leaders opposed to the National Youth Service NYS three months ago.
The DPP had hoped that a bond placed on the MP over a year ago over similar claims could be revoked and he be arrested.
However, the Court ruled Monday that there was not enough evidence from the DPP to force the bond be released.
" The application does not hold enough to force the removal of a bond, which means a person's liberty is restricted is taken out, " Magistrate Theresia Nyangema said at the Milimani Law Courts.
She stated that the DPP must show more than rumour that there was indeed a problem with the accused in-order to have the bond revoked, saying that the civil liberties of the accused were protected by the constitution.
" The court cannot act on fears and allegations but on fact," she added.
Kuria has on several occasions been in situations where he has been taken as using hate speech, a tightrope he has always walked since breaking into the limelight and securing his place in Parliament.
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