, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30 – Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has been granted a cash bail of Sh1 million in a case where he has been charged with incitement to violence.
The cash bail was granted Monday morning when the legislator appeared in court after being in custody since Tuesday last week following his arrest.
Kuria is alleged to have urged his constituents to attack politicians opposed to NYS projects.
He had remained in custody after the Judiciary announced that courts will remain closed on Friday due to the Pope’s activities in Nairobi.
The prosecution had been opposed to Kuria’s release, accusing him of violating previous bond terms in similar offences.
Kuria was arrested following orders from the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko who relied on an investigation carried out by the National Cohession and Integration Commission.
Tobiko announced that there is sufficient evidence to sustain the charges against the controversial legislator who is accused of urging his constituents to slash anyone opposed to NYS projects.
Kuria denies the allegations, instead accused the media of quoting him out of context.
His arrest came at a time when several political leaders in the country are being accused of using hate speech to incite their supporters.
Several leaders including Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, former Nairobi mayor George Aladwa have been associated with hate speech remarks.