Police arrest Gatundu South legislature Moses Kuria over alleged assault

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria-COURTESY

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH JAN 2020-Police have arrested Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria for allegedly assaulting a Royal Media Services journalist at the one of the vernacular radio stations owned by the company.

The legislator, who is not new to controversy, is accused of attacking the journalist on December 8, 2019 in unclear circumstances.

The incident happened right inside the Inooro FM radio studios during a political show, reports indicated.

The MP was picked by detectives from Westlands Friday morning and driven to Kilimani Police Division for processing.

It was not clear whether he would be taken to court later in the day.

The arrest came after heightened social media campaign, taunting police of turning a blind eye to the calls for justice.

Kenyans on Twitter used #ArrestMosesKuria hash tag to call for speedy arrest and prosecution of the legislator.

In a recorded video, the alleged victim identified as Joyce Wanja narrates her ordeal, which she said originated for questioning him over remarks he had made in Kiambu during a function held in a children’s home.

“I questioned him for using slur language during a meeting, right in the presence of children. Instead of defending himself, he rose from his seat and punched me hard that I fell,” the lady can be heard saying.

This comes even as the same law maker continues to face disciplinary procedure associated with  an ongoing case on hate speech allegedly made during the 2017 electioneering period.

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