, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 2 – The Director of Public Prosecutions has ordered the Inspector-General of Police and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to investigate utterances by Kiambu Governor William Kabogo in a widely circulated video clip.
The video was shot a week ago during an event at the Thika Stadium.
“Following the publication of video clip in Mr William Kabogo, Governor Kiambu County is captured uttering words that may amount to hate speech, ethnic contempt and/or incitement to violence, the DPP has today, directed to cause the said person to be immediately interrogated and speedy investigations conducted into the offensive utterances and the resultant inquiry file forwarded to his officer for appropriate action,” read the statement.
In the video, Kabogo who spoke in Swahili and Kikuyu took jibes at CORD leader Raila Odinga and Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama.
Kabogo is the latest politician to come under the DPP’s radar as the nation grapples with rising cases of inciting remarks being made by politicians.
ODM Nairobi Branch chairman George Aladwa was last month arrested and charged with incitement to violence during a public function held in Nairobi on Mashujaa Day.
Other leaders who have run into trouble in the past for their utterances include Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, who is being investigated for allegedly directing youths in his constituency to kill anyone who threatens any National Youth Service projects.
Muthama is also facing charges of incitement to violence during a CORD Rally held at Uhuru Park.