Aukot Rushes to Defend Moses Kuria

Thirdway Alliance Party leader Ekuru Aukot on Saturday, January 11 visited Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at Kilimani Police Station following his arrest on Friday, January 10.

Aukot had gone to check up on the legislator after it emerged that the police had refused to release him despite a court order from obtained by his attorney. 

"Today I visited Hon Moses Kuria at Kilimani Police Station. I perused the bail bond, the verification of the court orders from the magistrate [sic]. I fail to understand why the police service is refusing to obey those orders and release Kuria. Impunity," Aukot tweeted.

The court order that demanded Kuria's release after paying bail.

The Thirdway Alliance Party leader shared the court documents ordering the police to release Kuria since he had already deposited the bail money.

Aukot stated that the police claimed that they needed the documents provided by Kuria's attorney to be verified by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

"While the government gladly accepted bail money in the case of Kuria, the police refused to obey the court order. So why take his money?" Aukot questioned.

Deputy President William Ruto's allies were forced to scamper for safety after police stormed their press conference, hurling teargas canisters at them on Friday 10, 2020.

The legislators, led by Kandara MP Alice Wahome and her Kiharu counterpart, Ndindi Nyoro, held the presser at Kilimani Police Station, protesting the arrest of Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria.

Wahome's speech was interrupted by the police, as she lashed out at the government for allegedly conducting a witchhunt against DP Ruto's allies.

The order given to Kilimani OCPD over the detention of Moses kuria

"We are here in solidarity with Moses Kuria. He was arrested this morning and he recorded his statement before 12 over an alleged assault. Since then, he was not released.

"As a lawyer speaking with authority, one is guaranteed a bail and police bond when charged with an assault offence. That was not given to him by 2 pm. And now that we know we are dealing with people who are taking this country back to the dark days, we saw it necessary to consult a lawyer," Wahome alleged.

The letter shared by Kilimani OCPD demanding verification of Kuria's Bail order

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