IDPs want leaders propagating hate jailed

The legislators from CORD and Jubilee in court on June 14, 2016. [Photo/Tabitha}

A section of victims of the 2007/08 post-election violence want leaders who were arrested for propagating hate messages among Kenyans jailed.

The internally displaced persons say the country was setting a wrong footing by allowing such leaders to spread hate among peace-loving Kenyans. They noted that they do not want Kenya to burn like it did eight years ago.

Harun Macharia, a representative of Peace Ambassadors Network, lauded the move saying the victims have suffered for long and the move by the opposition to call demonstrations was an indicator that some people wanted the country to plunge into chaos again.

“The incitement should not be tolerated no matter how important they think they are. Anybody causing incitement should be arrested,” he said.

Macharia hit out on the CORD leader Raila Odinga saying he should stop intimidating and bullying the police and the Judiciary.

“The CORD leader, Raila, should stop trying to interfere, intimidate and bully the police and Judiciary and let them do their work.”

The Peace Ambassadors Network was addressing the press after a meeting of more that 200 IDPs, many of who were victims of the infamous Kiambaa Church arson, at Kinamba village in Naivasha.

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