, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has directed Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett to repossess all firearms belonging to Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu.
Nkaissery said the move is because the Waititu has been found to be a threat.
This came as the CS further cautioned the MP against making statements aimed to inflame tensions among residents in Maela area which has experienced clashes over the last three weeks due to a land dispute.
“I want to be very clear on this, so that people don’t start claiming they are being unfairly targeted. I am warning Waititu if he has a gun, let him know his firearm is next and I am going to ask the IG to check whether Waititu has a gun and if it is established that he owns one it should be repossessed because he might just come for me,” said the CS.
Nkaissery said it was unfortunate that Waititu has arrogated himself the status of a ‘rogue MP over land issues’ and has in the process incited Kenyans to violence.
“Waititu has been going around telling people that ‘The General’ is favouring one side – that is incitement – and we will not tolerate it, we will take action, he must prove. I am the one who is driving this agenda of peace with the wananchi, he just want to draw political mileage but it is a lie, he is just inciting people,” said Nkaissery, who is a retired Kenya Army Major General.
Waititu who was accompanied by six Mt Kenya legislators has threatened to impeach Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery over his performance.
The Kikuyu and Maasai communities were involved in a court battle over the ownership of the land until last year when the High Court awarded it to the Kikuyus.
Waititu accused Nkaissery for openly taking sides and urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene.