Court bars MP Kuria from commenting on Mandera attack

November 26, 2014 8:47 am
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Kuria has been battling previous charges levelled against him by the Law Society of Kenya after he posted what was considered provocative comments on Twitter and Facebook/FILE
Kuria has been battling previous charges levelled against him by the Law Society of Kenya after he posted what was considered provocative comments on Twitter and Facebook/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 – Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has been gagged by a Nairobi Court from making comments on last weekend’s massacre in Mandera.

The order was issued after Kuria appeared in court for the mention of a case in which he’s facing previous incitement charges.

Senior Principal Magistrate Enock Cherono issued the stern warning following the latest information the MP posted over insecurity in Kenya’s northern frontier.

The court urged the MP to make use of Parliament to communicate his concerns instead of posting inciteful comments on social media.

Kuria has been battling previous charges levelled against him after he posted what was considered provocative comments on social media.

He unsuccessfully sought to settle the matter out of court.

Kuria was charged in June but denied three different counts of incitement to violence.

He was granted a cash bail of Sh2 million and an alternative surety bond of Sh5 million.

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The Director of Public Prosecutions ordered the prosecution of Kuria following recommendations by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.

The vocal political activist was accused of having posted inflammatory remarks in a Facebook conversation.

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