I do not regret my utterances – Ferdinand Waititu
Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu has said that he has no regrets over the utterances that led to his arrest and detention.
Waititu had last weekend called on Jubilee supporters to turn out and protect their property against looting and destruction by CORD supporters during their demonstrations against IEBC, utterances that were deemed inciting.
In an interview on Sunday Live, Waititu, however, said that his utterances were taken out of context arguing that the demonstrations were bad for the economy.
He added that CORD demonstrations are supposed to be peaceful and not an avenue to loot and destroy public property.
The legislator nevertheless called on the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to begin a reconciliation process to substitute the hate speech cases that are currently before court in a bid to foster national unity.
He further said that all the legislators held fruitful discussions regarding thorny issues of national interest during their detention adding that they had resorted to launch a peace caravan to promote unity in the country.
Waititu together with Jubilee MPs Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) and Moses Kuria (Gatundu South); and Junet Mohammed (Suna East), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba) and Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama of CORD were detained at the Pangani Police Station from Tuesday to Friday after the court denied them bail.
Busia Women Representative Florence Mutua and her Kilifi counterpart Aisha Jumwa, who had also been arraigned in court over hate speech were held at Muthaiga Police Station.
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