Naivasha, Kenya: Leaders from Naivasha have now joined the fray in condemning utterances made by Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama at a CORD rally in Uhuru Park. They also want him arrested.
Led by Nakuru County JAP Chairman James Karimi, the group asked the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko to begin criminal charges against the senator.
Karimi said Muthama had on numerous occasions issued hate remarks during public rallies yet nothing had been done.
“A leader of his stature clearly knows what to say and what not to say in public and we want him not only to apologise but also jailed”, Karimi said.
Karimi wondered why the National Cohesion and Integrity Commission (NCIC) had not summoned Muthama over the comments he made last week in Uhuru Park.
Karimi made the remarks while was addressing the press Monday after a JAP meeting that brought together leaders from all the eight wards in Naivasha.
And addressing the press separately, former Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara said Kenyans are tired of such utterances made by leaders seeking cheap popularity.
According to Kihara, Muthama’s statements during the CORD’s solidarity rally were intended to create hate among Kenyans.
On his part, Naivasha Council of Elders Chairman Pharis Ndung’u said Muthama was inviting a curse by issuing hate remarks against Kenyans.
Others who spoke were Nakuru county chair of the council of elders Daniel Kigochi and a Naivasha businessman Timothy Githogori.