Mudavadi slams divisive politics, calls for genuine political competition

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ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi speaking at the requiem mass of the late Byrum Makokha in Nairobi. Photo/Courtesy

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has hit out at politicians who have resorted to using divisive political utterances, saying politics that gives way to bloodshed shouldn’t be tolerated. This comes days after Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno made controversial remarks about President Uhuru Kenyatta, and made references about members of the first family. He was later arrested and shortly after, MP Oscar Sudi also hit out at the President.

Speaking during the requiem mass of the late Church of God in East Africa archbishop Byrum Makokha in Nairobi, Mudavadi said every Kenyan has a right to disagree but not the right to abuse others. He said Kenya went through a tough time during the post election violence and the ICC trials and that path shouldn’t be opened again, “We can’t have leaders again begin to speak and beat the drum beats of war and violence and insults when we have just come out of hell…we should not allow that to happen.”

Several leaders have come out to condemn Ngeno’s comments, and Mudavadi said competition shouldn’t translate to enmity. He called for genuine political competition, “We condemn those who want to bring politics that will lead to bloodshed.”