Police ordered to arrest Kuria
10 July 2015, 16:44
Nairobi - Police have been ordered to arrest Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and present him in court.
The summon was issued Friday after Principal Magistrate Tabitha Nyangena agreed with the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP that Kuria had a case to answer over his alleged hate speech utterances.
Kuria was recorded on video last week calling on youth to use violence to arrest the ongoing public scrutiny of the National Youth Service NYS which is under investigation over corruption.
The DPP Keriako Tobiko has made an application to the court to have Kuria's bail granted last year over a similar matter removed because of his repeated behaviour.
Kuria was last year released on bail for similar claims and ordered not to repeat the charges if he was to avoid arrest.
In light of the latest utterances though, the DPP wants them revoked.
" Bail was granted to the accused on June 26, 2014 on condition that while
out, he desist from repeating statements amounting to incitement to
violence and ethic contempt pending the conclusion of this matter," The DPP's office said in its application.
" That condition has however been broken, thus the request to have bail terms revoked," it added.
The magistrate thus ordered Kuria to appear in court July 16 and called on Parliament Police Station to ensure the summon is heeded.
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