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September 23, 2017

JP has no place for incitement, Uhuru tells lawmakers

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting at State House Nairobi ahead of the State opening of Parliament. Also present are Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale and the majority leader in the Senate, Kipchumba Murkomen.Photo PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting at State House Nairobi ahead of the State opening of Parliament. Also present are Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale and the majority leader in the Senate, Kipchumba Murkomen.Photo PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured)yesterday cautioned politicians against hate speech.

He warned that the government will take stern action against anyone found spreading tribal animosity.

Uhuru asked Jubilee Parliamentary Group and its affiliate members to unite Kenyans ahead of the new presidential on October 17.

“Let us campaign on the platform of unity and development and we should not allow ourselves to be drawn into petty politics as well as the politics of tribal animosity,” Uhuru said.

The Head of State warned the leaders that anyone found engaging in hate speech has no place in Jubilee. He said they will face the music.

“The party has no place for anyone who spreads hatred and we are very firm on this,” Uhuru said.

“Jubilee is a national party and it represents all Kenyans of every ethnicity, religion and region,” he added.

He told MPs that Jubilee Party encourages internal democracy and the Parliamentary Group meeting, which will be held every month, will be used as a forum to nurture democracy.

“If you have issues kindly raise them within the party, so that when we go out to the public we are one thing,” Uhuru said.

“The party belongs to all of us and feel free to talk so that we can have dialogue,” he added.

The meeting was also addressed by Deputy President William Ruto, who urged the party’s MPs to be anchors of unity.

National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale and Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen also spoke at the meeting held at State House Gardens.

On Monday, both Gatundu MP Moses Kuria and former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama were arrested over hate speech.

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