Deputy Pirector of Public prosecution Dr Leonard Maingi who is seeking bond cancellation against former Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko has applied to the high court seeking bond cancellation against former Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
DPP through Deputy director of public prosecution Dr Leonard Maingi, says that the two politicians have continued to engage in hate speech in violation of conditions given them when they were separately released on bond.
Dr Maingi says that it against the order ot the court issued by the trial court, that the prosecution seeks cancellation of the bond terms issued to the two politicians.
Justice Grace Ngenye of criminal division, was informed by the defence lawyer Dr John Khaminwa who represent Aladwa, that the application by the DPP was served late on them and sought more time to respond
The court fixed the hearing of DPP’s application against Aladwa on January 6 while Kuria’s case will be heard on January 19.
Aladwa was charged with incitement to violence. He was released on bond of Sh 3 million with an alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000.
During the plea taking Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo dismissed an application by the DPP seeking to have Mr aladwa detained till the case is heard and determined.
The prosecution asked the court to deny him bond on the grounds that there is an increased in hate speech and incitement cases in the country.
Dr Maingi told the court that even stringent bond terms had not deterred politicians such as Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria from making inflammatory remarks. He also cited Kiambu Governor William Kabogo’s remarks that he had the money to defend himself in court.
The prosecutor said Mr Aladwa uttered words indicating it was desirable to bring death to certain Kenyans and “in calling for the death of Kenyans, he challenged the existence of an open and democratic society”.
In Kuria’s case the DPP says that after being warned by the court when he was charged he proceeded to post in his face book words that could lead to incitement to violence.
Dr Maingi says that on January 2015 he posted content to his Facebook page referring the bible verse Genesis 17.14 which refers to cultural practice on circumcision
The case will be a heard on January 20 for further directions..