A Nairobi court today directed incitement to violence case against Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria to be heard on November 6.
Milimani senior principal magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot gave the orders after defence and prosecution agreed on the hearing dates.Kuria has since denied charges over the infamous “panga” remarks he allegedly made while addressing a crowd in his constituency.
The politician is accused of uttering words to the effect that “it was desirable to bring death and physical injury to certain persons in Kenya” while addressing a crowd on June 26, 2015 at Gatundu Stadium.
He is alleged to have been urging youth to attack politicians opposed to NYS projects.Earlier on November 26, 2014 the prosecution had asked the court to restrain Kuria from making statements that amount to violence and ethnic contempt.
Prosecution also said that despite the reprieve in which he was released on a Sh2 million cash bail “the accused had continued with the same conduct that now forms the subject matter before the court.”
However, Kuria’s lawyer, Danson Mungatana said the case was “politically driven.”Kuria was later granted a bond of Sh 1 million and warned not to make further remarks of incitement.