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September 24, 2017

[VIDEO] Apologise for albino remarks against Kenneth or we'll deal with you, Mwaura tells Sonko

A file photo of Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura. /PATRICK VIDIJA
A file photo of Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura. /PATRICK VIDIJA

Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura has asked Mike Sonko to stop using his popularity to perpetrate abuse and discrimination.

Mwaura, who is Albinism Society of Kenya national coordinator, told Sonko off for calling Nairobi governor aspirant Peter Kenneth an albino.

He said the Senator disrespected people living with albinism with his remarks on live TV on Sunday night and must apologise.

"It was so unfortunate and uncalled for because persons living with albinism are human too. It is just a condition," the MP said in statement.

“Just like he was shouting that the time of fist rule is up we will also shout that the time of discrimination is long gone."

Mwaura said Sonko should either apologise or prepare to deal with the society which he noted will support people living with albinism.

"We will take Sonko head on if he does not apologise for his remarks against persons with albinism," he said.

"He must, in no equivocal terms, apologise for demonising and abusing Kenneth and know that persons living with albinism are Kenyans too who have a right to be elected into any office."

The MP further said people should not think of albinism when they meet them on the streets, but should understand that they are just like other person.

"[They should see that that is Wanjiku (regular citizen)]...I have been a victim of discrimination. I have been a victim of not getting resources and I have been a victim of ignorance. You are called 'money' or 'walking bank notes',” Mwaura stated.

“Sonko should also tell us of what he thinks of our dear First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and even former US President Barack Obama.”

Mwaura asked the Senator to stop misleading his supporters about Kenneth.

“To abuse people because of colour is against article 27 of the constitution which the Senator swore to uphold and protect,” he said.

The Senator irked Kenyans with his reference to Kenneth but later apologised for his behaviour on Citizen TV saying he was angry.

More on this: I'm sorry, Sonko says after attacking Peter Kenneth on TV, calling him albino

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