Monday, 13 June 2016

List: Police summon 6 MPs after Raila assassination claims


Dickens Kasami 28 minutes ago 4728
– Police chief Joseph Boinnet has ordered six MPs to record statements after making remarks that could incite their supporters
– The three MPs from Jubilee (Moses Kuria, Ferdinand Waititu and Kimani Ngunjiri) and three from CORD (Junet Mohamed, Timothy Bosire and Aisha Jumwa) have been directed to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations 
– CORD MPs had reacted to utterances made by their Jubilee counterparts in relation to opposition leader Raila Odinga 
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered six MPs to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) immediately.
Boinnet, on Monday, June 13, said the six lawmakers should report to the DCI after apparently uttering hateful remarks.
“All leaders making suspect remarks must appear at the headquarters immediately,” Boinnet told The Star.
Some of the six MPs on the spot over hate speech are: Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire and Kilifi Woman Representative Aisha Jumwa.
List: Police summon 6 MPs after Raila assassination claims
ODM MPs Junet Mohamed, Timothy Bosire and Aisha Jumwa during the Monday, June 13, press conference. Image: Facebook/ODM Alert
Others are Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and Kabete’s Ferdinand Waititu.
Junet, Bosire and Jumwa were ordered to go to the DCI shortly after they issued a joint statement reacting to actions by their Jubilee counterparts.
The three opposition leaders wanted President Uhuru Kenyatta to have the Jubilee leaders arrested for apparently spreading tribal hatred.
“President we want you to ensure Moses Kuria, Kinuthia Mbugua, Maina Kamanda and Ferdinand Waititu are arrested and charged,” their statement read in part.
List: Police summon 6 MPs after Raila assassination claims
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua (in blue shirt & cap) & Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri (in beige jacket & cap) stormed Mkarafuu Grounds in Kaptembwa, after Raila Odinga left. Image: Facebook/Philip Etale
Junet and his colleagues warned that if the MPs are not arrested, they would rally their supporters to take the law in their own hands.
“Kenyans, and ODM supporters in particular, will not simply turn the other cheek. If this madness does not stop, we, leaders of ODM, will be left with no option but to ask our supporters to be prepared and ready to defend themselves,” they said.
Kuria and Waiitu had been accused of calling for the assassination of opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday, June 12.
List: Police summon 6 MPs after Raila assassination claims
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has been accused by his colleagues of wanting to assassinate CORD leader Raila Odinga. Photo: Citizen TV
On Saturday, June 11, Ngunjiri apparently called for the eviction of members of the Luo community and other supporters of Raila Odinga from Nakuru and its environs.
Ngunjiri and Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua led youths to invade a meeting that was being addressed by Raila Odinga, the ODM lawmakers said.

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