Ruto’s Rift Valley supporter arrested for incitement

Twitter user Dennis Kiptoo who is being pursued by the police for spreading tribal hate on social media./ COURTESY

The name could not be too familiar as a few weeks ago Dennis Kiptoo posted on his twitter account on how there will erupt violence if DP Ruto will not clinch the presidential seat come 2022 general election.

Well his forty days are over after the NCIC Secretary Hassan Mohammed confirmed his arrest.

In a statement  Kiptoo was found in Kericho and he has been on the run since January 9.

In his tweet Kiptoo  insisted that the Kikuyu community should “pay up their debt” by supporting the presidency of Ruto in 2022.

Mohammed further added saying that, “He will be arraigned in court as soon as possible to answer to charges of ethnic contempt contravening provisions of the |National Cohesion Act and Integration Act 2008,”

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In addition he said the commission has noted with concern that the current political situation is irresponsible, unfortunate and untenable.

He said if the situation is not dealt with, the current political dynamics will roll back the gains unity and peace made over the years.

“NCIC continues to condemn increasing level of ethnic and political polarisation, intolerance and hooliganism during this heightened 2022 succession politics,” Mohamed said.

“Therefore, the commission together with other security agencies will not relent in ensuring that hatemongers face the law. We are calling on all Kenyans to embrace tolerance, restraint and respect diversity,” he added.

The DP on Sunday during a church service in Naivasha asked all Jubilee leaders to focus on the Big Four agenda and stop politicking.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on the other hand has asked the youth to shun tribalism and instead celebrate their different cultures.

“We celebrate the coming together of our people. This generation is doing a tremendous things because they do not see barriers amongst them. They see the person they went to school with and the person they work with. That is whom they respect. That is who they fall in love with and marry,” Uhuru said on Saturday.

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