Media out to ‘hang’ me claims MP Kuria

July 9, 2015 1:36 pm
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Kuria who recorded a statement at the Criminal Investigation Department on Thursday says investigations into his utterances which he insists were taken out of context should be left to competent institutions/FILE
Kuria who recorded a statement at the Criminal Investigation Department on Thursday says investigations into his utterances which he insists were taken out of context should be left to competent institutions/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 9 – Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria is now accusing the media of having an agenda to ‘crucify’ him.

Kuria who recorded a statement at the Criminal Investigation Department on Thursday says investigations into his utterances which he insists were taken out of context should be left to competent institutions.

“I want to ask you guys in the media to also declare your interest in this matter. Yesterday, you misrepresented me. You said that I apologized but have no regrets; I wonder what is your interest in this matter. I will however leave that to your conscience. It is unfortunate when the media consistently misinterprets and shows a particular bias,” he complained.

He declared that his conscience remains clear and that he did not issue any inflammatory statement.
“I have come here because I was summoned to record a statement. I have recorded my statement and I believe that the truth shall set me free. I believe that justice shall be done. For now what I can say is that investigations are on and that we need to leave this matter to the competent authorities to investigate and take the necessary action,” he said.

He further accused the chairman of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) of bias saying that he has honoured every summons given to him unlike other leaders.

“People like Boni Khalwale was summoned, he refused to go, every time he summons me I go like a little boy. People like (Machakos Senator Johnson) Muthama have been summoned, they have shown nothing but contempt for that commission. I think that the issue of Kaparo’s partisanship on this matter is not lost on Kenyans. Yes, he may have his views, but he has to remember that he has got some statutory responsibility towards fairness,” he stated.

The Director of Public Prosecutions on Thursday moved to court seeking to cancel the bail terms of the MP over a similar case he’s currently facing.

Read: Charge Kuria, cancel previous bail – NCIC

The NCIC wrote to the Inspector General of Police to arrest and prosecute Gatundu South legislator Moses Kuria over incitement.

In the letter, Kaparo told Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet that the utterances by Kuria were likely to ignite tension between certain sections of society and thus needed to be investigated.

Kaparo had also written to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko, urging him to seek the cancellation of bail terms issued to Kuria in a similar case pending in court.

In the letter, Kaparo noted that although the utterances fell under the purview of the offences under the Penal Code, they were likely to ignite tension in the country and fast action needed to be taken.

This follows pressure from a section of leaders and Kenyans on social media who want action taken against Kuria who was captured on video urging youths in his constituency to kill anyone opposed to the NYS project.

On social media a campaign dubbed ‘arrest Moses Kuria’ has been trending where Kenyans have called for action to be meted on the first-time legislator popular for making carefree statements.

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