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Moses Kuria asks DP Ruto to rebuke his allies over alleged divisive language

Sunday, January 9th, 2022 12:27 | By
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria. PHOTO/Courtesy

Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has asked Deputy President William Ruto to rebuke his political allies over alleged use of language that might be interpreted as hate speech among Kenyans.

Kuria castigated Meru Senator Mithika Linuturi over remarks that he allegedly made while addressing a rally at Eldoret Sports Club where Ruto was also in attendance.

In a statement, Kuria, who is undergoing treatment in Dubai, asked DP Ruto to reprimand Linturi over inciting remarks.

Linturi who addressed the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) rally was accused of making remarks bordering hate speech and incitement to violence.

"I'm a close friend of the Deputy President. However, I'm far. If you are in Eldoret and near here tell him to rebuke his allies. It doesn't matter whether these remarks were said by Linturi or Oscar Sudi," Kuria said.

Other leaders led by Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui castigated the utterances made by Senator Linturi.

"The utterance attributed to Senator Mithika Linturi in Eldoret is a serious assault to the peace and harmony to communities in Rift Valley. To profile persons on the basis of political or ethnic orientation is regrettable," Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said.

However, DP Ruto, while addressing the crowd, urged all politicians to foster peace during this electioneering period.

Ruto also reprimanded other presidential aspirants who he claimed were out to control the Judiciary, the Parliament and oppress the citizen by imposing leaders on them.

"Our competitors are saying that young people are only good for handouts. Shame on you," he stated.

Senator Linturi has since been arrested for interrogation over his remarks in the much-hyped DP Ruto's Eldoret rally.

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