Kuria loses bid to have Safaricom release call data
13 November 2015, 18:58
Nairobi - Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has lost a bid to have Safaricom release call data related to a hate speech case against him, saying it is a waste of time.
Magistrate Theresia Nyangena said Friday that the application by Kuria was simply out of hand as
the prosecution was yet to close its case and the suspect was yet to be
put on his defence.
She said she was reluctant to dictate how the prosecution should conduct its case.
Kuria wanted Safaricom forced to release the call details relating to allegations
made in court by Law Society of Kenya CEO Apollo Mboya, who is a
is my finding that it is premature. The court at this juncture cannot
make a finding whether the accused has a case to answer and in my
opinion lacks merit, and only serves to waste the courts time,” she
The magistrate directed that the case facing Mr Kuria be heard and determined before the end of the year.
Kuria is facing several allegations of hate speech with the current one having been made on his Facebook page.
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