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Moses Kuria arrested, to face charges over ‘panga’ remarks

Gatundu South Moses Kuria was on Tuesday arrested  and held at the Kilimani police station.

Kilimani OCPD Peter Katam has confirmed that they are holding the legislator.

The Gatundu MP will be charged Wednesday with incitement to violence.

The arrest comes a day after the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko directed that Mr Kuria be charged with incitement to violence for statements he uttered in his mother tongue at a public event four months ago.

Mr Tobiko gave the directive after a recommendation by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission that Mr Kuria be charged with incitement to violence.

“Upon independent review, the DPP is satisfied that the evidence on the file is sufficient to sustain the recommended charge. The DPP has therefore concurred with NCIC and accordingly directed prosecution to ensue immediately,” Mr Tobiko said in a letter.

In early July, a video emerged in which Mr Kuria was captured allegedly urging some of his constituents to slash opponents of the revamped National Youth Services programmes with machetes at a public rally in his constituency.