Education and acting interior CS Fred Matiang’i has issued a stern warning to hate mongers.
Speaking during the burial of former assistant Minister and onetime North Mugirango Member of Parliament Livingstone Atebe Marita, Matiangi said that the government will deal with anyone propagating hate speech irrespective of their political affiliation.
“We will deal with those propagating hate speech, we will act and not issue arrest threats, irrespective of your political affiliations”, he said.
Mr. MAtiang’is sentiments comes barely a few hours after Gatundu Member of Parliament Moses Kuria and former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama have been arrested over alleged hate speech allegations.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in a statement read by CS Fred Matiangi, eulogized the late Marita saying that the region had lost a committed to servant who ensued that there is unity and cohesion within the region and Kenya atlarge..
Among other elected leaders who attended the meeting include West Mugirango Mp Stephen Kemosi who asked the president to respect other arms of the government especially the Judiciary and its leadership.
At the same time Borabu Mp Ben Momanyi said that all elected leaders from Nyamira have decided to work together to ensure efficient service delivery as promised during campaigns.
They however praised the leadership skills of the late and other leaders to emulate his leadership style.
The late Marita was laid to rest at his Nyankono home in Borabu constituency. He died at the age of 90.
Charged in Court
This comes after Earlier yesterday a Kisii based blogger Olivia Nyabwazi Moraira Kababa known by username as Kabz Nyar Kisii on Facebook, was arrested and arraigned at Nairobi court over inflammatory messages that she posted on her social media page.
She however denied the allegations which the authorities say were meant to fuel ethnic tension between Kikuyus and Kalenjins on 8th September 2017.
However she has so far denied the charges and was released on a bond of Ksh200, 000. Which she failed to pay and later remanded at Langata womens prisons.The hearing will be on October 30 2017.