Court Denies MP Moses Kuria Anticipatory Bail, Directs Him to Take Plea on Tuesday

Embattled Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has been denied an anticipatory bail by a Nairobi court.

Appearing before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku on Monday, 13th January, however, Kuria had his bond extended.

He will take a plea in the assault case on Tuesday, Mutuku has directed.

Threats

Kuria had claimed to have received threats from the Kilimani Division OCPD after his arrest last week over an assault case.

He told the Milimani Law Court that the police boss said, “It is now between you and me,” after he was arrested last Friday.

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Kandara MP Alice Wahome, who is also one of Kuria’s lawyers, also claimed to have received similar threats from the OCPD.

Kuria’s demands

He demanded that the OCPD be questioned on his conduct and that of his officers at Kilimani Police Station.

Claims had been made that the police assaulted Kuria’s lawyers who had gone to serve them with last Friday’s court order.

His Release

He was released from the police cells last Saturday around 7pm after he deposited Ksh20,000 to secure his freedom.

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The vocal legislator was forced to spend Friday night behind bars despite the court directing that he be released on a Ksh50,000 cash bail.

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M Nyongesa

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