KOT irked after David Ndii says 'Kenya will burn if Uhuru wins' election

A file photo of economist David Ndii during an investment summit in Nairobi. /ENOS TECHE
A file photo of economist David Ndii during an investment summit in Nairobi. /ENOS TECHE

Economist David Ndii has become the subject of criticism on social media after saying "Kenya will burn if elections are rigged".

"Let me quote myself: If Uhuru Kenyatta is declared winner in another sham election, this country will burn," Ndii wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

The post which was retweeted at least 477 times and liked by more than 364 was not welcomed by many members of the public and leaders.

Kenyans are still recovering from the wounds of the 2007/8 post-election violence during which more than 1,300 were killed and at 600,000 internally displaced.

"Ndii should go burn his house or his property. This country will never go to war again," Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen said.

"If Ndii feels that his vote will be stolen, he should keep them safe in his house...or in a bank abroad. And yes, Uhuru will be President again. Jipange (organise yourself)."

The President and DP William Ruto will face NASA's Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. Raila vied and lost in 1997, 2007 and 2013 and has often alleged a Jubilee Party plot to rig.

Twitter user

Maureen Mwangi‏ asked Ndii to preach peace saying that what happened in 2007/8 should not be witnessed again.

"This country will not burn. I mean, what kind of thinking is this? Preach peace. This country is more important than a few selfish people," she said.

"Kenya

should pursue a credible election period. Let us use institutions, not violence."

Another person identified only as Mtuwetu noted if "so-called

intellectuals are beating war drums, what will illiterate villagers do?"

Kandie Titus‏ said: "Shame on you...we pray for peace yet you ask for violence. You must be having a problem in the mind."

Bonnie Mc Cool‏ wrote:

"Most Kenyans are wise enough not to burn Kenya for one loser. Never ever! Back to the sender."

But other users said the IEBC should redeem itself and defend the integrity of its registers before election day.

NCIC Chairman Francis Ole Kaparo was not immediately available for comment.

The commission earlier called for investigations into the circulation of hate leaflets in Naivasha, Nakuru county.

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With just 35 days left to the poll, government agencies have warned that stern action will be taken against those who incite citizens to violence.

The President also asked police to do their jobs as Kenya cannot burn again. On Sunday, he assure EU observes that Kenya is read for a peaceful and fair election.

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