Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has been arrested.
Kuria was arrested in Westlands, Nairobi on Friday over allegations of assaulting media commentator and activist Joyce Wanja, alias Wagichungumwa.
It is alleged that Kuria punched Wanja at Royal Media Services offices in Nairobi on December 8th, 2019, when the two had been invited to Inooro FM Studio to discuss the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
Wanja claimed that Kuria beat her up after she faulted him for making remarks that were deemed “too vulgar” to be uttered in front of children. Kuria and Wanja had attended a fundraiser for orphans in Kiambu County early last month when he uttered the alleged “vulgar statements”.
“Nilichapwa na Moses Kuria tarehe nane mwezi wa December tukiwa kwa jumba la Royal Media Services. Nilikuwa nimeitwa show ya Kiririmbi kudiscuss mambo ya BBI,” Wanja said in a video that went viral on social media and sparked #ArrestMosesKuria hash tag.
“Aliongea maneno ambayo haikuwa inaambatana na event. Tena aliongea ile haifai kuongelewa mbele ya watoto,” she added.
Following his arrest on Friday, Kuria was taken to Kilimani Police Station ahead of arraignment in court to face assault charges, according to Kilimani OCPD Lucas Ogara.