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Moses Kuria arrested over Raila hate speech

By NATION REPORTER September 11th, 2017 2 min read

Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria, has been arrested for hate speech. Mr Kuria was arrested in Nairobi and is currently being held at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters in the city.

Meanwhile, director of ODM communications Philip Etale claims former Machakos senator Johnston Muthama has also been arrested.

Mr Muthama was arrested in Kangundo town and was driven to Nairobi by detectives.

A video streamed live on Mr Kuria’s Facebook page showed how the Gatundu South lawmaker turned his guns on Mr Odinga and spoke in extraordinarily coarse language about the former Prime Minister and his family. Most of what he said is unprintable and can only be paraphrased.

When he took the microphone from Limuru MP Peter Mwathi, Mr Kuria started by asking the crowd whether the polls had been rigged as alleged by Mr Odinga’s Nasa. The crowd, which received him quite well, said that was not the case.

“You want to tell me that the votes of eight million people were neutralized in five minutes? This is a real dog I swear,” Mr Kuria said.


He also made obscene remarks about Mr Odinga’s wife and repeated the mantra spoken by Jubilee’s leaders that it would not matter if the Nasa leader’s relatives managed the fresh election.

“We gave birth to a baby. That baby did not die in the uterus or the maternity. It had come home and was even breastfeeding but he put his finger up the child’s bottom and the child then died. Would you forgive such a person?” he asked.

The Gatundu South MP went for the obscene, making insensitive remarks about the misfortunes Mr Odinga’s family has suffered over the past.

Angikorwo ndari na bata na ciana ciake-ri, inyui niinyui ena bata na ciana cianyu? (If he has no need for his own children, do you think he has any need for your children?)” he asked.