Prosecute Raila, Kuria and Sonko, says MP
‘They are using inciting language so they go on another fish-eating spree’
Juja MP Francis Waititu has urged Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery to take stern action against politicians inciting the public.
He cited Cord leader Raila Odinga, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
Waititu reprimanded Sonko for the remarks he made at the funeral of former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti’s husband last Friday. Sonko said he was the acting President.
Waititu said the remarks were seditious and disrespectful to the presidency. “Sonko must take full responsibility for his words. He has to tell Kenyans which Constitution says he is or should be acting president when the Head of State is out of the country. He should understand he is just a senator,” Waititu said. He was addressing the press after a meeting with pastors at Pefa Church in Juja on Monday.
Waititu criticised Raila’s remarks that Cord supporters should forcibly eject the IEBC commissioners from office. He said the remarks aimed to raise the political temperature and cause chaos.
“Raila is a grandfather like me and I expect him to use wise words while addressing Kenyans. He knows his status and is aware that any inciting remarks could cause chaos. The law should not spare him,” Waititu said.
He said Nkaissery should not spare Kuria, who called Raila’s supporters cows. “They are using inciting language so they can go on another fish-eating spree to iron out their issues. We are tired of this and Kenyans want them taken to court and jailed if found guilty,” he said.