Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria today appeared at the Milimani Law Courts over an assault case but failed to take a plea. The court deferred the plea-taking in assault case to January 24 at 2.00 pm. Kuria’s defense team had successfully objected the move citing an application he had earlier filed before Chief Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot on Friday.
The legislator argued that he has been sued in a matter in which he is already a complainant. He also expressed his disappointment with the manner security officers defied a court order for his release. Kuria’s defense team led by Dr. George Khaminwa, had earlier applied for anticipatory bail arguing that there was a plot to a re-arrest the legislator.
Ruling in Kuria’s favour, Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku extended the MP’s bail and bond terms. The court has also granted the defense team’s plea that an application filed by the legislator be determined as he waits to take a plea.
Dr Khaminwa argued that that Kuria’s charge sheet did not conform to the requirements of the law. He specifically faulted the document’s reference to a tribe which he stated was contrary to the spirit of the Constitution.