Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria arrested over assault

Wednesday March 18 2020

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP


Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria was arrested Friday morning for allegedly assaulting a woman at Royal Media studios on December 8, 2019.

A woman named Joyce Wanja made the claim and said she wants help from Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti and Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.

Mr Kuria was taken to Kilimani Police Station, said Kilimani Sub-County Police Commander Lucas Ogara.

County Commander Philip Ndolo said he would be taken to court later on Friday.


In a past interview with Wanjiku TV, Ms Wanja claimed Mr Kuria beat her up during a show in which they discussed the Building Bridges Initiative.


She said she had told him that his remarks, a week earlier at a children's fundraiser in Kiambu County, were inappropriate.

"It was then that he stood and punched me, knocking me down. Those present helped me," she said.

"I have recorded a statement, obtained and submitted a P3 form and witnesses have recorded statements but nothing has been done."

She appealed for help from the government, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, the DCI, the DPP and other relevant authorities, saying she could not afford a lawyer.