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Raila allies demand Moses Kuria's arrest over 'hate speech'

Leaders affiliated with the Azimio La Umoja now want the MP arrested and probed.

In Summary

•Leaders affiliated with the Azimio La Umoja now want the MP arrested and probed for making what they termed as "hate speech" remarks.

•Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, who was part of the Azimio brigade, faulted Kuria for profiling a particular community.

Azimio La Umoja Movement took its campaigns to Nairobi on Saturday, March 19.
Azimio La Umoja Movement took its campaigns to Nairobi on Saturday, March 19.
Image: OMDM PARTY

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria is on the spot following remarks he made at a Kenya Kwanza campaign rally in Kiambu on Friday.

Leaders affiliated with the Azimio La Umoja now want the MP arrested and probed for making what they termed as "hate speech" remarks.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, who was part of the Azimio brigade, faulted Kuria for profiling a particular community.

“Kwanza tunataka kuomba IG ashike huyo jamaa kwa maana anaprofile watu. Awekwe ndani juu anamaanisha ya kwambza mtu wa kabila zingine hawezi kuwa rais wa nchi hii ya Kenya,” Owino said in a campaign in Embakasi on Saturday.

Loosely translates to: "We want to ask the IG to arrest him because he is profiling certain communities. Let him be in custody for claiming that someone from other communities cannot be president in this country".

His remarks were echoed by the Nominated MP Maina Kamanda who said Kuria disrespected Raila Odinga.

ODM secretary-general Edwin Sifuna said the team will dedicate their prayers to Kuria so that he tames his tongue.

“Sisi hatutamtukana. Tutamuombea Mungu yule ambaye aliponya mguu wake uliochomeka  aponye mdomo wake na hiyo roho yake.”

At a rally in Kiambu, MP Kuria told President Uhuru Kenyatta that he risks being cursed for backing the ODM leader for the presidency.

Kuria claimed that an oath was made decades ago that members from a certain community in Kenya should not be supported for the presidency by the Mt Kenya region people.

The Star could not independently establish whether such an oath ever took place.

Kuria added that Mzee Kenyatta was clear to the Mt Kenya region on which political direction they should not take.

He said Uhuru having defied his father has invited a curse.


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