The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has faulted Deputy President William Ruto, accusing him of failing to rein in his allies who have been insulting President Uhuru and his family.
Speaking at the Capitol Hill Square on Tuesday, National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohamed asked Ruto to quit if he has had enough of the government instead of subjecting Kenyans to politics of violence.
“Kwa Naibu Rais William Ruto, Asimamishe hiyo tabia chafu ambayo ameanza ya kutusi serikali ambayo yeye ni Naibu Rais. Kama ametosheka na serikali na amefika kiwango ya kuwa Rais wa Kenya atoke nje, apambane nje kama sisi (To Ruto, just quit if you are tired of the government, you can criticise it from the outside like us), ” Junet said.
He also accused Ruto of playing Kenyans by pretending to reprimand his allies, yet he had not taken any action.
“It is dishonest and old school for Ruto to be sending people to abuse other leaders then pretend to be telling them to stop, you can abuse other leaders to gain power including mothers of this country, you have no business abusing Mama Ngina, abusing her is abusing all mothers of this country,” Junet said.
At the same time, Junet said ODM was waiting to see whether Ruto would make himself president since he claimed he had made ODM Raila Odinga the Prime Minister in 2007.
“Ruto must stop threatening Kenyans with violence, he should not think he has the monopoly over violence, Ruto claims he made Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, as ODM we are waiting to see him make himself president,” Junet added .
ODM leader Raila Odinga who was flanked by Maa leaders also called out the leaders who have been accused of fanning ethnic contempt through hateful statements.
“We have gone to war in 1992. 1997 and 2007, no one should try to take this country back to war on account of politics,” Raila said.
His statement appeared to reference MPs Johana Ng’eno (Emurua Dikirr) and Oscar Sudi (Kapseret) who had in viral videos hurled insults at President Kenyatta and his family.
Earlier on Tuesday, the DPP had given a go-ahead for the apprehension and prosecution MP Ng’eno who had spent a night at the police cells.
Ng’eno who was arrested on Monday will be charged with Hate Speech, contrary to section 13 of the National Cohesion and Integration Act 2008 and offensive conduct conducive to breaches of peace contrary to section 94 of the penal code.
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