Hate speech case against Waititu, Kuria case ad­journed due to wit­ness ab­sence

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The hate speech case of MPs Fer­di­nand Waititu of Ka­bete and Moses Kuria of Gatundu South hit a snag yes­ter­day as key wit­nesses were ab­sent.

Lawyer Dun­can Ondimu urged the court to ad­journ as the wit­ness had trav­elled up­coun­try.

“I am dis­ap­pointed by the man­ner in which the pros­e­cu­tion is han­dling this mat­ter. I will grant an ad­journ­ment but no fur­ther ad­journ­ments shall be en­ter­tained,” se­nior prin­ci­pal mag­is­trate Char­ity Alu­och said.

De­fense coun­sels took is­sue with how the pros­e­cu­tion is han­dling the case, say­ing the ab­sence of the wit­nesses is in­tended to de­lay the case.

Kuria and Waititu were charged with in­cite­ment and hate speech in June. They are out of Sh2 mil­lion bail and Sh5 mil­lion bond each.

The men­tion is on Oc­to­ber 5.

MON­ICA MWANGI

Ka­bete MP Fer­di­nand Waititu and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at Mil­i­mani courts yes­ter­day /

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