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Moses Kuria seeks to bar press from hate speech case

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria appeared in court on Thursday morning to explain why his bond should not be cancelled in an incitement case.

Mr Kuria, however, made a preliminary objection seeking to exclude the media from the proceedings, claiming it could prejudice his case.

His lawyer, Danson Mungatana, applied for the media to be barred from the proceedings arguing that his client had been “tried and convicted by the press without a fair trial.”

However, the prosecution termed the application as a casual application without any particular basis.

The Director of Public Prosecutions said the statement made by Mr Kuria, which was a subject in this case, was made in a public rally and could not, therefore, be heard in private.

The DPP filed the case last week under a certificate of urgency to cancel the bond following harsh remarks the MP made recently.

The court will rule on on Monday the application to exclude the media.