Charge Kuria for hate speech, DPP says
23 November 2015, 16:40
Nairobi - Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria will be charged for Hate Speech after the Director of Public Prosecution DPP has said.
The MP has been accused of incitement and hate after comments he made in July demanding that youth take up machetes and attack those against the Devolution CS Anne Waiguru as well as the National Youth Service.
It is accused that he made the threats against during a rally in Gatundu to rile opposition leaders who had made a stance against Waiguru and the NYS over corruption allegations.
“Upon independent review, the DPP is satisfied that the evidence on the file is sufficient to sustain the recommended charge,” the DPP said.
“The DPP has therefore concurred with NCIC and accordingly directed prosecution to ensue immediately," he added.
Kuria has since argued that he was misquoted.
The MP is not new to hate speech charges, having fallen in the same category in 2014 for a comment he made on social media site Facebook which caused uproar from the National Cohesion and Integration Commision NCIC.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.