Kuria grabs spotlight from Aladwa

October 26, 2015 3:54 pm

, MOSES-KURIA-LAUGHSNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 26 – Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria is on the spotlight once again after remarks he uttered at the weekend in Murang’a.

Kenyans on social media have been calling for his prosecution, after a video clip went viral showing him uttering inciting remarks in Kikuyu.

Kuria has faced a series of investigations and has even charged over inciting remarks in the past.

The new remarks come at a time when police are investigating Nairobi ODM Chairman and former mayor George Aladwa for allegedly uttering remarks likely to incite violence in the country should CORD leader Raila Odinga lose the presidency in 2017.

Aladwa’s probe was ordered by the Director of Public Prosecutions following another social media outcry.

“My attention has been drawn to a video clip in which the above named person (Aladwa) is captured uttering the following words among others: “2017 imekaribia na sisi kama watu wa ODM tumebaki na risasi moja… this time round the outcome of the election ikiwa tumeshinda na watunyang’anye wacha kiumane… Raila ndio awe President lazima watu wakufe kiasi,” DPP Keriako Tobiko told the CID.

Aladwa has however blamed the media for misquoting him, claiming his remarks were not meant to incite violence.

Kuria statements that have caused a public uproar for allegedly fueling hatred among communities dates back a while back: In June 19, 2014, the Director of Public Prosecutions ordered the prosecution of then aspirant of Gatundu South legislator over hate speech.

Kuria had been accused of having posted inflammatory remarks in a Facebook conversation.

READ: DPP orders Moses Kuria charged for hate speech

Lately, the embattled MP is also accused of making inflammatory statement touching on NYS projects.

Kuria is accused of disobeying the bail conditions while addressing youths in his constituency when he directed them to “slash and kill” politicians opposed to various National Youth Service projects.


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