Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto has urged the government to arrest and probe hate speech mongers, inciters and hecklers in order to avert violence ahead of the August polls. He urged security organs in the country to take legal action on leaders making inciting comments, that could lead the country into chaos, adding that the Inspector General of Police, Director of Public Prosecutions, National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairman, NIS and CID officers should take action against hecklers.
He said the country was headed in the wrong direction as the youth continue heckling leaders in campaign meetings.
Moreover, he condemned the recent chaos witnessed in various parts of the country during campaigns. “We are saddened by what happened in Nyanza, Baringo, Thika and Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition chief Raila Odinga are top brass leaders in the country and deserve respect,” he said.
He blamed the youth for being easily manipulated by politicians to cause violence for their own personal gain.
Speaking at Talau Primary school after giving out 117 tablets for the school, Mr. Moroto accused top security officers in the country of laxity. “Security officers should know their role and take stern measures on perpetrators of crime.”
He said that the country is approaching elections and leaders should not incite citizens, “Leaders should desist from making inflammatory statements that can plunge the country into chaos.”