MP accuses CORD of blackmailing gov’t in hate cases


Thika Town Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Ng'ang'a
Thika Town Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Ng'ang'a

Thika Town Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Ng’ang’a has condemned the recent alleged cases of hate speech and incitement to violence by politicians.

Speaking at Thika Girls Karibaribi, Ms Ng’ang’a said she would not want to see a repeat of what happened during the 2007/08 Post Elections Violence.

She said that the Thursday decision by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) to issue the government a 24-hour ultimatum in order to have the detained MPs released else they will proceed with demonstrations is holding the government at ransom.

She said that the Jubilee government will not tolerate further political blackmail by CORD.

“What do hate mongers have to do with the IEBC? Why would you want to give the Jubilee government an ultimatum of 24 hours and yet hate mongers have nothing to do with IEBC? If they are in court, that is a due process that is taking place. That is a separate thing from what we were talking about earlier, of having a dialogue about the IEBC,” said the Thika MP.

On Friday, eight legislators accused of hate speech and incitement to violence have been freed on bail.

Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo released legislators Johnston Muthama, Timothy Bosire, Aisha Jumwa, Junet Mohamed, Florence Mutua and Kimani Ngunjiri on a Ksh 1 million bond each with a surety of a similar amount or an alternative cash bail of Ksh 300,000.

In his ruling, Ogembo further released legislators Moses Kuria and Ferdinand Waititu on a Ksh 5 million bond each and a surety of a similar amount or Ksh 2 million bail.

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