Moses Kuria fails to stop DPP’s bid to cancel Sh2 million bail in hate speech case

By: NANCY AGUTU AND ALPHONCE MUNG’AHU

A court has dismissed Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria’s bid to block the DPP’s application to cancel his bail over a hate speech case.

DPP Keriako Tobiko will proceed with his application for the court to understand why the prosecution wants the Sh2 million bail cancelled, said Milimani principal magistrate Theresa Nyangene.

In a ruling on Friday, Nyangene said Kuria has a right to challenge the cancellation once it is presented in court.

Tobiko made the application after a controversial video surfaced provoking incitement to violence claims against Kuria.

The application was made after a video emerged showing the MP allegedly telling panga-wielding youth to defend the National Youth Service and its projects.

His lawyer Danson Mungatana filed an application to bar the media from covering the proceedings, saying his clients was being intimidated and tried by the press.

The case will be heard on August 19