• "If Ruto is tired he should get out and hustle like the rest of us. You cannot poop on the plate that is feeding you. These petty wars to an extent of insulting CSs and other leaders is taking us to the old days". - Junet.
•Junet's sentiments were echoed by Raila who said the country has been at war in previous years and should not be headed there.
Suna East MP Junet Mohamed has hit out at Deputy President William Ruto, accusing him of being the instigator of the current political slurs.
Junet on Tuesday alleged Ruto has deployed his brigade to cause unnecessary political tension by abusing other leaders, including the President.
"I want the DP Ruto to spare us from politics of war, threats and violence. He cannot be sending his men to abuse others and then pretend to be telling them to stop," Junet said.
He added, "Mr Ruto you have no business abusing our mothers and other women who have sacrificed so much for this country".
Junet said on many occasions Ruto has bragged about how he made ODM leader the Prime Minister and Uhuru Kenyatta the President.
"If that is the case, we are waiting for him to make himself President. Because he cannot be abusing and going against the government that he is the Deputy President," Junet said.
He added, "If Ruto is tired he should get out and hustle like the rest of us. You cannot poop on the plate that is feeding you. These petty wars to an extent of insulting CSs and other leaders is taking us to the old days".
Junet's sentiments were echoed by Raila who said the country has been at war in previous years and should not be headed there.
"We have gone to war in 1992, 1997 and 2007. Nobody should try to take us to war for politics," he said.
Speaking after meeting a delegation of Masaai leaders Raila said in the coming days, the country will be open for wide visits and political consultations.
This he said will be in line to complete the process of the BBI towards a referendum.
Earlier on, a section of Kenyan leaders called upon their counterparts to refrain from insults and abusive language irrespective of their political sides ahead of the 2022 elections.
This is after Emurua Dikirir MP Johanna Ng’eno and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi were recorded uttering unsavoury remarks against President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ng'eno was later arrested on Monday evening by police officers over claims of incitement.
He is accused of inciting constituents and making statements against the President and his family during a visit to Kiminnet in Transmara on Sunday.
Deputy President William Ruto later on Monday night distanced himself from the utterances made by the two leaders saying that “no amount of anger justifies the use of offensive insulting language” to the president.
He urged leaders should exercise restraint and avoid insults and bad language against other Kenyans.
Wading in into the verbal attacks, former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on Tuesday called upon the top leaders to come together and unite Kenyans.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV, Kabogo challenged Uhuru, Ruto and ODM party leader Raila Odinga to put their 'foot soldiers’ in check to avoid raising political temperatures in the country.
“No one is talking about Kenyans dying, the interest is now on scandals and 2022. They need to sit down and pull back their dogs into their kennels,” Kabogo said.
“This country can move on without them. Let them not think this country belongs to any of them.”
His sentiments were echoed by Nairobi's Ziwani MCA Millicent Mugadi who said politicians should not be allowed to use vulgar and insults.
“It is a big shame and lack of respect for having leaders publicly abusing each other and their families. The President should put these leaders on check because, at this rate, there is so much hate being fuelled around,” she said.
“Mama Ngina is the President’s mother and also the founding mother of the nation. She deserves some respect,” Mugadi added.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi said all Kenyans deserve respect including the institution of the Presidency.
"Utterances that smirk of ultimatums, insults and possible drumbeats of ethnic violence must be rejected and condemned by all Kenyans," he tweeted.
"Politics of hatred and insults is the last thing Kenyans want. We all know the consequences of irresponsible remarks from leaders. It is so unfortunate that we are degenerating to levels where pressing issues like unemployment and poverty are not being addressed."
Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga asked Deputy President William Ruto to apologise on behalf of MPs Sudi and Ngeno.
“The assumption being made by leaders who support DP Ruto is that they have been sent. There has to be an apology from Oscar Sudi and Johanna Ngeno done by the Deputy President. There is no way we are going to be elected by insulting people,”she said.