LSK boss Apollo Mboya to sue Kidero over ‘bad’ remarks

LSK boss Apollo Mboya to sue Kidero over 'bad' remarks

Law Society of Kenya CEO Apollo Mboya has threatened to sue Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero if he does not apologize within three days over disparaging utterances he allegedly made against him.

Mboya accuses Kidero of allegedly calling him a “stupid boy” for accepting a goat offered by analyst Mutahi Ngunyi as an apology to his community that he had called poor in his twitter posts.

The LSK CEO says the remarks made at a public rally last weekend have caused him mental anguish and lowered his esteem among friends, professional colleagues, family and public in general.

Last month, Mboya had called for the prosecution of political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi over alleged incitement on social media.

In a letter to the National Cohesion and Reconciliation Commission (NCIC), Mboya said Ngunyi’s posts on social media were intended on inciting the public against a certain community.

“My attention has been drawn to the contents of the twitter account of one Mutahi Ngunyi, together with comments thereto which has been brought to my attention by concerned members of the public,” read the statement in part.

“In particular, the posts target members of a specific community as lacking individuality and in a state of mental slavery, assertions that are not only false but may very well constitute hate speeches directed at specific members of a community for which I am a member.”

He called on the NCIC to carry out investigations on the claims and forward their recommendation to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for action.

“It is my view that the words uttered by Mutahi Ngunyi are intended to incite feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence and/or discrimination against a community on the basis of ethnicity and therefore committed an offence under Section 62 of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Act.”

“This is to urge that you exercise your mandate under the NCIC Act to investigate the utterances of Mutahi Ngunyi, and make the necessary recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecution with a view to bring Mutahi Ngunyi to account for the utterances.”’

Ngunyi in turn offered an apology to the Luo community over controversial posts on his twitter account.

He posted the apology on the same social media platform on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 saying that his previous comments were never meant to cause any harm.

The tweet stated: “I apologize to the LUO NATION unreservedly. No harm INTENDED. I am a product of Luo SCHOLARS whom I RESPECT immensely. I eat the HUMBLE PIE (sic).”

The political scientist had blasted Mboya for writing to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission over the matter.

He accused Mboya of abuse of office, demeaning the law profession and also working for CORD members.

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