NCIC seeks to strengthen case against Mwakwere
National Cohesion and Integration Commission officials were in Mombasa at the weekend to gather more evidence on the hate speech case against Environment minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere. The commission’s senior legal officer Kyalo Mwengi and chief investigator spent the better part of Friday at the Muslim for Human Rights offices in Mombasa in what insiders and sources privy to the visit said was a bid to cement the case against the Matuga MP. “Muhuri is the complainant in the Mwakwere’s case and NCIC is obliged to be in constant talks with the lobby group to cement the evidence in readiness for a court battle with the minister,” said the source, who sought anonymity. However, the NCIC officials said they were in Mombasa to look into another complaint filed by Muhuri against Igembe North MP Mithika Linturi’s alleged hate speech remarks in November last year. “We are not here for Mwakwere’s case, but we want him arrested.
The minister was seen in Parliament yesterday and we are wondering why he has not been summoned or appeared in court to face charges. We have enough evidence against him,” said Kyalo. Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has ordered the prosecution of Mwakwere faces hate speech after the High Court dismissed his petition seeking to bar the police from arresting him. Mwakwere is said to have made the remarks in 2010 during Matuga by-election campaigns at Kombani in the presence of former PNU chairman the late George Saitoti.