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Moses Kuria acquitted charge of calling Luos terrorists

A Magistrate’s Court has granted reprieve to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria after acquitting him of incitement to violence.

Senior Principal Magistrate Teresiah Nyangene has ruled that prosecution did not tender sufficient evidence to prove the charges against him which emanated from a Facebook post two years ago and targeted the Luo community.

FAILED TO PROVE CASE

She ruled that the prosecution failed to prove that the Facebook account with the allegations considered as inciteful belongs to the legislator and the manner in which he continuously updates it.

The verdict was issued in a case in which the MP had been accused of incitement to violence, hate speech and fanning ethnic hatred.

He had allegedly posted on his Facebook account two years ago that a terror attack at Gikomba market that killed 15people was orchestrated by ‘Odhiambos’ and not ‘Somalis’.