, NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 12 – The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has filed an appeal at the High Court, seeking the cancellation of the Sh1 million cash bail granted to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
The notice of motion was filed on Friday, nearly two weeks after a Chief Magistrates Court freed the controversial legislator in an incitement to violence case.
The motion seen by Capital FM News cited various grounds justifying the cancellation, including past defiance of the court by the accused.
“That in further defiance of the court order, the respondent on January 11, 2015 posted content to his Facebook page referring to bible verse referring to the cultural practice of circumcision,” Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Leonard Maingi said in the motion dated December 12.
The Sh1 million cash bail was granted on November 30 when the legislator appeared in court after being in custody for nearly a week following his arrest.
Kuria is alleged to have urged his constituents to attack politicians opposed to NYS projects.
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 Cohesion 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 Johnson Muthama, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, former Nairobi mayor George Aladwa have been associated with hate speech remarks.