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February 21, 2019

[VIDEO] Moses Kuria causes row after asking Gatundu youth to chop those opposed to NYS machetes

MACHETE MANDATE: Panga-wielding youth follow Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Kabete MP Fedindard Waititu in Kinyago village in Gatundu South in search of Illicit brew on Monday.
MACHETE MANDATE: Panga-wielding youth follow Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Kabete MP Fedindard Waititu in Kinyago village in Gatundu South in search of Illicit brew on Monday.

Moses Kuria telling Gatundu people that they should cut anyone criticising NYS with a panga

Posted by Robert Alai Onyango on Monday, 6 July 2015

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria is at the center of a social media row after a video of him asking youths to chop anyone opposed to the NYS was posted online.

Kuria who has in the past been accused of hate speech and incitement, is seen addressing groups of youths in NYS uniform in Gatundu.

In the two-minute video clip posted on Facebook, some of the youth are visibly holding pangas. Kuria who is addressing the crowd in a mix of vernacular and English, tells the youth that the pangas are not only meant for slashing grass, but also for slashing those opposed to the NYS.

Facebook users who commented on the video have however called for the prosecution of Kuria for inciting the youths to violence.

“Its unfortunate that you still cant believe a video recording of his speech as being inflammatory. I think Kuria has been reckless in his utterances. I watched him on Tv the other day discussing the war on illicit brew and he supported the destruction of property only for the president to warn against damaging of property the next day. Let us not support what is wrong,” Eddie Oduor, a Facebook user said.

The opposition Cord and several MPs from URP have called for Waiguru to step aside over alleged graft at the NYS.

“We will not drop the demand for Waiguru to either step down or be forced out of office to pave way for proper investigations into the award of tenders and jobs in the Devolution docket,” Cord co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka said over the weekend.

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