2 MPs sought over inciteful remarks

June 14, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 14 – Police are looking for Assistant Minister Wilfred Machage and MP Fred Kapondi for questioning in connection with inciting remarks they allegedly made last week while campaigning against the proposed constitution.

A senior police officer said Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere had ordered for an investigation over the inciting remarks by the two legislators.

“They are being sought, an investigation has been launched and they are required to record statements,” one senior police officer at Police headquarters said.

The two are reported to have threatened mass evictions and religious wars incase the proposed constitution sails through.

Another senior police officer said they delayed summoning the MP’s because they had not obtained recordings of their statements which they made at the launch of the “NO” secretariat in Nairobi in the course of last week.

Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) who were detailed to interrogate the two legislators said they had not been able to locate them since Friday and were planning to summon them on Monday.

“It is a serious issue because we all know the consequences [of such remarks], there is a likelihood they will be prosecuted,” another senior officer said of the Kuria and Mt Elgon legislators.

President Mwai Kibaki recently ordered the police and commissioners of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission to take action against any leader found to be inciting Kenyans, regardless of his or her status.


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