Moroto faults alleged biased arrests after Nandi Senator’s arrest

Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto
Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto

Kapenguria Member of Parliament Samuel Moroto has faulted government agencies and powerful elements  in government over an alleegd political witch hunt of certain politicians in the country on terms of hate speech and corruption.

He said government agencies were selectively targeting certain leaders and the recent arrests of individuals was biased and has been done selectively.

The MP said he supports the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga saying the move has helped to cool down political temperatures in the country but some elements of political witch hunt have started evolving.

Speaking at Talau in his constituency while inspecting development projects in the area, Moroto said that bad politics in the country was leading to divisions, lack of development and hard economic times.

The legislator said that many people have been speaking hate speech and involved in corruption but they have not been arrested. “We have heard some speaking hate speech, that we only have one ammunition remaining, and no action has been taking upon them. Profiling has become an issue in Kenya,” he said.

Moroto singled out the recent arrest of Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei due to hate speech saying the move was politically instigated and that the Directorate of Criminal Investigation should take action against past offenders. “Why only Cherargei? They need to nab more people who have been speaking hate speech and stealing funds from public coffers,” Moroto said.

Moroto said perpetrators should be accountable for their deeds but action should be taken after proper investigations. He also hit out at members of County Assembly in West Pokot County for not allowing the Third Alliance Party leader Ekuro Aukot not to present his Punguza Mzigo initiative in the County Assembly terming the move retrogressive .