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Court acquits MP Moses Kuria over Facebook hatred

The Gatundu South MP in the dock during the reading out of the ruling/CFM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has been acquitted over alleged incitement to violence remarks by a Nairobi court for lack of evidence.

The legislator was charged in May 2014 for allegedly saying that the terror attack which happened in Gikomba Market killing 15 was orchestrated by “Odhiambos” and not “Somalis”.

The alleged remarks were reportedly posted on his Facebook page.

Trial Magistrate Teresia Nyangena ruled that the prosecution failed to establish that the Facebook account belonged to the lawmaker.

According to the magistrate, the prosecution also failed to satisfy the court by illustrating the manner in which Kuria updated his status.

The MP had denied charges of incitement violence, hate speech and fanning ethnic hatred.


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