Pros­e­cute Raila, Kuria and Sonko, says MP

‘They are us­ing in­cit­ing lan­guage so they go on an­other fish-eat­ing spree’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - JOHN KA­MAU @jaykayGm

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.

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