Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has finally secured the release of an artiste accused of spearheading hatred between two communities through the infamous Ikamba song.
The musician, John Gichiri Njau, last week pleaded not guilty to three counts of the offence of ethnic contempt. Magistrate Francis Andayi granted Gichiri a bond of Sh1 million with a surety of the same amount or a cash bail of Sh 700,000.
The artiste was, however, unable to raise the Sh700,000, prompting Moses Kuria to jump to his defence. The controversial MP defended the musician saying he is not the person behind the controversial song.
“Njau will not sleep in the cell tonight. My lawyer is already working on the bail out. I also want to say it here that Njau is not among the two artistes behind that song. He is just an extra who is filmed picking a mango from a wheelbarrow,” said Kuria last week Thursday.
On Monday, Moses Kuria, through his lawyers, secured Gichiri’s release from the Industrial Area Remand Prison. He paid Sh 250,000 bail for Gichiri after the court reviewed it’s earlier terms of Sh700,000.
Moses Kuria said that his lawyers will move to the High court in a bid to get anticipatory bail for two other artistes.