Former Molo Member of Parliament Joseph Kiuna and Dennis Mtai, both of whom are wanted over hate speech remarks, have been ordered to surrender at the nearest police station.
Mutai has been trending for the better part of the week over a tweet he made saying that the 2007/8 scenario of post election violence would repeat itself in case President Uhuru Kenyatta ‘betrayed’ Deputy President William Ruto in the Presidential poll.
Meanwhile Incitement 101. These 2022 politics will finish this country if we are not careful. ?? pic.twitter.com/R1Y4IfDAyr
— BRAVIN™ (@ItsBravin) January 11, 2019
“Our attention has been drawn to some Tweets supposedly issued by a named individual issuing threats to ingnite inter-ethinc clashes akin to what occured in 2007/8 in parts of the country. Let it be known to all that we are taking these threats as a serious matter, and that we are working with the NCIC with a view to dealing with the persons involved in accordance with the law,” tweeted the National Police Service in connection to Mutai’s remarks.
On the other hand, a clip of Kiuna has been doing rounds online where the former legislator says that they (Kikuyus) would defend themselves and are not cowards.
In a statement today, the National Cohesion and Integration and Commission (NCIC) warned that it would not hesitate to take action against such utterances meant to incite Kenyans.
— NCIC Kenya (@NCIC_Kenya) January 11, 2019
This comes as the 2022 succession politics have been making headlines, with the ruling party Jubilee showing cracks over the same.
A section of Mt Kenya leaders have been quoted saying that they have no political debt with DP Ruto, which has crossed Ruto allies the wrong way.