Moses Kuria tells police to shoot Raila
Controversial Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has told Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to instruct police to shoot opposition leader Raila Odinga if he dares break the law when NASA holds anti-IEBC protests.
Kuria who spoke in Nakuru on Monday said police should stop entertaining law breakers and instead gun them down as they execute their constitutional role of securing Kenyans’ lives and property.
He was speaking in Nakuru when he led Jubilee leaders to the County to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the repeat election on October 26.
“Mr Boinnet those guns you have are not toys. Those guns have bullets, do your work and put those guns into use, shoot them,” the lawmaker said in a video circulating on social media amid applause from a crowed being addressed.
He was apparently referring to NASA supporters who are expected to hold demonstration in Nairobi on Tuesday in quest of the removal of IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba and other commissioners from office.
“I want to tell Boinnet the work of police is to protect Kenyans. If someone wants to remove IEBC from office then let them establish a tribunal… and should follow the law. If Raila Amollo Odinga will be the first to break the law, shoot him. You residents of Nakuru, if a thief breaks the law he is shot. If Raila breaks the law why can’t he be shot?”
On Sunday NCIC Chairman Francis Ole Kaparo warned politicians against hatemongering as the country prepares to go to the fresh election.
Kaparo spoke a day before former Nakuru Town MP David Manyara and Embakasi East MP Babu Owino were arrested over hate speech.
Manyara was arraigned at a Nakuru Court and released on a Sh300,000 bond while Babu will be arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts on Tuesday morning.
Kuria has been on NCIC’s radar because of his utterances. He was recently quoted saying he will mobilise Jubilee supporters to deal with NASA followers who did not vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kiambu County during the August 8 general election.
“I want to tell Boinnet if you don’t have guns the people of Nakuru will fundraise and buy guns for you. If you don’t have bullets the people of Nakuru will fundraise and buy bullets for you,” Kuria said.
Kuria was among MPs arrested in 2016 over hate speech. Others were then Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama and MPs Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Junet Mohamed (Suna East) and Women Reps Florence Mutua (Busia) and Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi).