NAIROBI, Kenya January 12 – Senator Meru Mithika Linturi was scheduled to be questioned by the National Commission for Cohesion and Integration (NCIC) on Wednesday about comments made at a rally in Eldoret on Saturday.
Linturi is accused of making inflammatory comments during the rally of Vice President William Ruto.
His use of “madodoa” sparked outrage that led to his subsequent arrest and indictment in court where he was released on 2 million shillings in cash by a Nakuru court on Tuesday.
According to the NCIC, “the use of madoadoa in his remarks was considered hateful and likely to affect the harmonious coexistence between the Kalenjins and other communities, contrary to section 13 (1) (a) of the NCIC.
The Commission chaired by Samuel Kobia should ask for more clarity from Linturi who has since apologized.
“On the advice of my colleagues, I regret to admit that my choice of words was unfortunate. I therefore apologize wholeheartedly for the discomfort they may have created. Linturi said.
He noted, however, that “my use of these words specifically referred to our fellow parliamentarians from Uasin Gishu County, who do not support the UDA, and which I urged voters to reject in favor of the candidates of the UDA. UDA, given that we are in a political situation. competition, and they are our rivals ”.
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai is investigating Linturi and is expected to submit her investigation file to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji no later than January 14, 2022.