Moses Kuria to take plea in assault case

Gatundu South Legislator Moses Kuria before the courts in a past event.

Gatundu South member of Parliament Moses Kuria is expected in court Friday to take plea in an assault case.

Mr Kuria was arrested at Royal Media Services studios on December 8, 2019, after assaulting a Royal Media staff om December 8, 2019.

The vocal legislator did not plead to the charge as expected last week, his lawyers John Khaminwa and Harun Ndubi contesting the validity of the charge sheet and its particulars.

They submitted that the Constitution bars police from prosecuting criminal cases, under which their client’s matter falls.

The plea-taking was therefore deferred to allow the court to probe the authenticity of the charge sheet. The court is expected to rule on the matter today.

The complainant alleges that Mr Kuria hit her when they disagreed during a debate on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report that was being aired on Wanjiku TV.

Following the arrest, the legislator was detained at Kilimani Police Station.