Lock up Kuria, Aladwa, DPP urges Court
15 December 2015, 15:13
Nairobi - Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and ODM Nairobi Branch chairman George Aladwa could be set for time in custody as the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP eyes a motion to cut off their bail terms.
The DPP has applied to have the bail terms for both, who have been off the hook whilst facing hate speech charges revoked.
He says that the two do not deserve to be free considering their charges which are serious.
The new application states that the magistrate who granted bail
did not address himself to the compelling reasons as had been presented
and "that national security and public safety considerations require a
denial of bail".
" The correctness of the order of
November 6 granting bail despite clear findings on compelling reasons
justifying the denial of bail require urgent and supervisory
intervention by the High Court," the application said.
Kuria is currently out on a KES 1 million cash bail over comments made urging youth to take up arms against opposition leaders who have been against the National Youth Service.
Aladwa on the other hand is out on a KES 500,000 cash bail for comments made stating that there would be chaos in the country if CORD leader Raila Odinga loses the 2017 General Elections unfairly.
The DPP feels that the two are out too lightly.
" There is apprehension that the two might continue to engage in hate speech and thus the need to deny them bail in what is a serious matter of public interest," it adds.
Kuria and Aladwa have denied that they meant to cause harm with their comments.
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