CORD threatens mass action if Muthama is arrested

Cord is threatening mass action should police arrest Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama over his Uhuru Park remarks.


Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama

The move comes even as police say it is reviewing any possible evidence that borders on hate speech and those found culpable will be prosecuted.

Muthama has been ordered by the Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery to record a statement with the CID over his utterances bordering on character assassination of Devolution CS.

Nkaissery wants Muthama investigated for making obscene pronouncements, inciting Kenyans to violence, and contravening the National Cohesion and Integration Act among others.

On Wednesday, during the CORD rally in solidarity with the striking teachers, Senator Muthama allegedly attacked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru verbally, something that has elicited mixed reactions from the opposing political factions with the CORD coalition supporting him while the ruling Jubilee side called for his immediate arrest.

According to Nkaissery, Muthama  is also being investigated for claims that imply the President interfered with Burundi’s constitution and undermining authority of a public officer by insinuating that the President is not protecting the people of Kenya.

The CS argued that the pronouncements are choreographed to stir up ethnic hatred against the President in view of his purported preferences

Already the National Cohesion and Integration Commission has found Muthama liable of hate speech and  is in the process of forwarding his file to the Director of Public Prosecution for action.

Elsewhere, a section of female legislators want Muthama arrested and charged in court for making sexist utterances in reference to Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

The female MPs attending the United Nations General Assembly summit in New York says, Muthama’s remarks were a blatant assault on the women and want the Senator prosecuted.

The MPs defended Waiguru’s track record terming her the most hardworking cabinet Secretaries in the government.

Hundreds of women took to the streets to protest against Muthama sexist utterance

The women are calling for his arrest and prosecution.