Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has hit out at his Kieni counterpart Kanini Kega for making erroneous utterances suggesting he (Kuria) was joining the Kieleweke political faction.
Hours after Kanini made a Facebook post hinting the possibility of Kuria joining the faction that supports Raila Odinga’s presidential bid, Kuria now says he will not respond to the remarks.
He stated that while he would like to react to the assertions, Kega was wrong and made the remarks either while allegedly sane or when he was labouring under such a defect of reason.
In his recent Facebook post, Kuria stated that Kega was protected by the Mcnaughton rule which, according to google, states that “every man is to be presumed to be sane, and … that to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from a disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.”
“I would respond to Kanini Kega but am bound by the Mcnaughton rule not to do so. He enjoys protection therein,” Kuria posted on his Facebook account.
In his earlier post, Kega claimed Kuria had sent greetings to the Azimio la Umoja proponents who paid Odinga hostage in Nyeri yesterday.
Speaking after he visited the Kuria who is receiving treatment abroad after an electric blanket he bought left him with serious burns on his legs, Kanini had stated that Kuria loves his community so much and continues to express concern about the political future of the Kikuyu community even while on his hospital bed.
“MK loves our rùrìrì (community) so much that even in his hospital bed he’s still concerned about our future,” a section of Kanini’s post read.