Boinnet summons six MPs to CID over ‘hate remarks’

Suna East MP Junet Mohammed among the six MPs summoned to CID. Photo/Jack Owuor
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed among the six MPs summoned to CID. Photo/Jack Owuor

IG Joseph Boinnet has ordered six leaders, including Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, to appear before the CID over hate remarks.

The others are MPs Junet Mohamed (Suna East), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and Kilifi woman representative Aisha Jumwa.

“All leaders making suspect remarks must appear at the headquarters immediately,” the Inspector General of Police told the Star on phone on Monday.

When contacted, Junet told the Star he was not aware he had been summoned.

Waititu said he received the information through an SMS alert but was ready to record a statement.

“I have seen the alert… I am ready to record a statement whenever needed, be it today or tomorrow morning,” he said.

ODM MPs had issued a 24-hour ultimatum for President Uhuru Kenyatta and Boinnet to arrest Kuria and Njungiri for spreading hate among Kenyans.

The MPs had threatened to take unspecified action against the two Jubilee leaders.

“The President must act on them…or else we will be forced to take action and ask our supporters to take the same action the MPs have stated,” Bosire said during a press conference on Monday.

Mohamed said: “It is sad that police are being used to serve the government’s interests. This is instilling fear in the people. We can clearly see the country is headed to violence in 2017 but Jubilee must know we are ready for them.”

Kuria alluded to a plot to “assassinate” Cord leader Raila Odinga because he is a “threat to the nation”.

The Bahati legislator allegedly said members of the ” Luo community should leave Nakuru “.

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