Sonko wants Muthama arrested and charged with incitement

Mbuvi. Mike Mbuvi alias Sonko addresses the mourners in Kitui at the weekend. With him is Kangundo MP Johnstone Muthama. Photo/PHILLIP MUASYA
Mbuvi. Mike Mbuvi alias Sonko addresses the mourners in Kitui at the weekend. With him is Kangundo MP Johnstone Muthama. Photo/PHILLIP MUASYA

NAIROBI senator-elect Mike Sonko wants his Machakos counterpart Johnston Muthama arrested for incitement. Sonko asked Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo, Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko and National Cohesion and Integration Commission chairman Muzalendo Kibunja to arrest and charge Muthama.

Speaking on Tuesday evening during meeting of Coast Jubilee women in Ukunda, Sonko accused Muthama of making a provocative speech. Muthama allegedly warned the Jubilee that it risks "facing the wrath" during a Cord

rally in Kibera last week.

“If it was Sonko who had said these words he would be in prison. Muthama should be arrested and charged. He should explain why he incited Kenyans,” he said.

Muthama and his Cord teammates have lately been hitting out at President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee coalition over their use of state resources despite a pending petition disputing on the presidential election results.

Muthama was last week questioned by the CID over the remarks, a move he termed as intimidation by the government. Sonko however said the investigation is not enough.