Moses Kuria acquitted of hate remark charges against Raila


Incitement charges against Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria have been dropped over lack of sufficient evidence.
In a ruling on Friday at Milimani court, Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi dropped the charges and set Kuria free saying the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence to charge the MP.
Kuria was accused of assaulting ODM leader Raila Odinga and his wife Ida during a political rally at Wangige in Kiambu in 2017.
The court ruled that the clip in question was purely in Kikuyu, adding that the prosecution failed to authenticate the source of the video.
“The video was in Kikuyu and the prosecution failed to bring a Kikuyu translator in court,” said Andayi.
Andayi also ruled that the words uttered ‘Wembe ni ule ule’, cannot be interpreted to mean they could cause harm or death to anyone.
The court directed that the Sh300,000 the MP deposited at the court to secure his release, to be returned to him.
The legislator was arrested on September 11, 2017. He denied two counts of incitement charges levelled against him.


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