Tobiko orders speedy probe into George Aladwa’s remarks at Kibera rally

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AladwaThe DPP has asked DCI director Ndegwa Muhoro to immediately question George Aladwa over “offensive utterances” issued during a rally in Kibera.

Keriako Tobiko further ordered speedy investigations into the Nairobi ODM chairman’s statements at the rally in Nairobi on Tuesday.

In a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, he asked Muhoro to forward the file to his office for action once investigations are completed.

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The NCIC earlier said it was investigating Aladwa over the video posted on Facebook early Wednesday.

Aladwa, who is former Nairobi mayor, allegedly said few people must die for Cord leader Raila Odinga to be president in 2017.

Commission boss Francis Kaparo said it was a shame for “a leader of status to utter such words”, adding action will be taken once the two-minute clip is analysed.

“I was shocked when I watched the video. I have taken it to the commission for analysis, in conjunction with the CID,” he told the Star on phone on Thursday.

The ODPP earlier said it was looking into Aladwa’s remarks alongside the NCIC. Police said they were not aware of it.

DPP Keriako Tobiko will give direction once investigations are completed, senior prosecution counsel Duncan Ondimu said via Twitter on Thursday.

In the video, Aladwa also cautioned MPs against linking Cord leader Raila Odinga to DP William Ruto’s ICC woes, over the 2007/8 post-election violence.

He warned Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale (Garissa Town) saying ODM supporters would “deal with them thoroughly”.

Via hashtag #ArrestAladwa, Kenyans on Twitter expressed their disappointment in Aladwa, some seeking to know how to deal with hate speech by leaders.

They accused the government of hypocrisy saying a penalty for hate speech should be specified so it can be eradicated.

Some were hopeful that Tobiko would ensure Aladwa’s arrest and prosecution.

Kuria, Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama and political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi are among leaders on the spot over hate speech and incitement to violence.

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