MOSES KURIA RELEASED ON A CASH BAIL OF 1MILLION AFTER POPE VISIT.

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Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria escorted to Milimani law court basement cells after he was released on a cash bail of 1million on Monday 30,2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria secured his freedom on Monday after depositing a Sh1 million cash bail after spending five days in police custody.
Kuria was charged with incitement to violence on Friday and the Magistrate ordered he be remanded at Kilimani police station pending the ruling on bail after Director of Public Prosecution opposed his release on bail.
Mr Ogembo said in his ruling that the MP, “a threat to national security.”

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The magistrate also said that he believed that the probability of the politician repeating a similar offence “was high.”
“I am convinced that the probability is high towards repeating similar offences and also that he is a threat to national security,” Nairobi chief magistrate Daniel Ogembo said while granting the suspect bond.
Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo warned the Gatundu South MP against making any utterances or actions that can be “construed to mean disobedience of law”.
On Wednesday last week the learned Mr Ogemba, said the accused should be held at Kilimani police station to wait his the decision of the court as to whether he his to be released on bail or bond.

The court said the both submission from defence lawyers and the prosecution needs time for consideration.

Kuria appeared before the Chief Magistrate to plead to charges of incitement, he had earlier recorded statements with police as ordered by the director of public prosecution Keriako Tobiko.
He pleaded not guilty to charge and prosecution through Leonard Maingi strongly opposed his release on bail.

He said that accused his not remorseful and having been warned by another court not to utter words that will amount to public incitement.

Maingi said that accused has been national security threat and should be remanded in custody pending the hearing of his criminal indictment.

The prosecution told the court that on June 26, the accused while a addressing a public rally at Gatundu Stadium in Kiambu County he uttered words to effects that,
“Mimi nataka kusema, unajua yule mtu wa vitendawili alisema mimi sijui nyinyi ni militia ya jubilee. Hapa Gatundu nyinyi ni militia yangu mimi sitaki unjinga . nimewapatia mapanga kata mutu”
The incitement case against Kuria is fixed for the hearing of his case on January 27, 2016.

 

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