Court suspends case against Moses Kuria on medical grounds
In a petition filed by Kuria’s lawyers before Principal Magistrate Teresa Nyangene, the court was informed that Kuria in not in the right health condition to stand trial prompting the postponement of the three day scheduled hearing.
The lawyers told the court that Kuria had been hospitalised from November 26th to 30th, a day after the court denied him bail and ordered his remand to await ruling on bond and bail terms in a case of incitement to violence.
It has emerged that Kuria spend the four days in hospital but not in police cells as had been ordered.
Kuria’s lawyer, who presented documents from Karen Hospital to back the case, said that the doctor recommended a sick-off for Kuria from November 30, 2015 to December 15, 2015 hence he is not in a stable condition to carry on with the hearing.
On completion of the sick-off, Kuria is expected to again see the doctor for check-up. The case has been scheduled for hearing on January 12th, 2016.
The ruling comes a day after the court released him on a Ksh 1 million cash bail with an alternative bond of Ksh 5 million with surety of similar amount.
Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo, however, warned Kuria against making inciting utterances saying if he contravened the orders his bail term will be cancelled.
The Magistrate further asserted that Kuria must respond faster to any court summons regarding the case