NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 – Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has denied breaching a reconciliation agreement between him and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).
In a letter sent to the NCIC Chairman, Francis ole Kaparo, the legislator said he had offered a public apology in local dailies and closed all his social media account and there is no way he could have violated conditions of the agreement to reconcile.
“There is no way I could breach the terms of the reconciliation when I published apologies in the newspapers on the 15th January, 2015 and deleted my social media accounts on the same day,” Kuria explained.
He complained that people had opened fake social media accounts and posted hate messages to demean his acceptance to offer a public apology and refrain from spreading hate messages.
According to him, the fake accounts with his name are meant to settle political scores to ensure that NCIC does not let him off the hook despite having apologized.
“In addition, it has come to my attention that certain individuals, mostly political opponents were opening fake accounts and posting hate messages in my name with a view to entrenching a political agenda against me,” he alleged.
Kuria said he made a huge sacrifice to pull down his social media accounts but since he was determined to obey the conditions of the agreement he decided to lock himself out of the social media scene.
He expressed dismay that despite his efforts to honor the reconciliation agreement, people were keen to push for his case to be returned to court and that is why they were complaining that he had breached the agreement.
“Effectively Mr. Chairman, I now stand as the only social media exile in the world. Digitally speaking, I am already a prisoner of conscience. That is why I was dumb-founded and utterly shocked with your allegations that I breached the terms of reconciliation. I am certain that you were mis-directed or mis-advised in this case,” he argued.
NCIC on January 16 said it had halted the reconciliation talks with Kuria and said it would go back to court since he had failed to adhere to the conditions of the conciliation process.
NCIC said Kuria has continued to post hate messages on social media which was a complete violation of their agreement.