Aug 9, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Mithika Linturi arrested over remarks at William Ruto’s rally

Senator Linturi was driven to Nakuru Sunday morning, where he was interrogated by police at Kaptembwo Police Station.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner, George Natembeya, said the senator would be interrogated by detectives in Nairobi of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and officials of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) in relation to utterances of hate speech.

As of Saturday, the Senator has been a tagged man after the Director of Public Prosecutor’s Office (DPP) Noordin Haji asked the police to investigate the statements he made at the rally attended by Vice President William Ruto.

“There are people who base each election year on the popularity of the DP to the polls only to be sneaky when they get into office. This time we have to vote them out because they turned out to be selfish, because they left the DP and are the ones who are sabotaging his ambitions, “said Senator Linturi.

Mr. Haji in a letter to the Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai Police, the statements could trigger emotions that lead to violence.

“My attention was drawn to a video clip circulating on social media showing Mithika Linturi allegedly addressing and saying to a crowd , that ,… . watu wa Uasin Gishu musicheze na Kenya, kile nawaombeni kwamba madoa doa yale mulionayo hapa muweze kuondoa ‘whose statements could evoke feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence or discrimination, “he said.