RAILA’s CORD principal WETANGULA may be in TROUBLE for HATE SPEECH against UHURU

Thursday, the 24th of January 2012 - The National Alliance (TNA) party wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to take steps to punish Trade minister Moses Wetangula for making statements about its flag bearer Uhuru Kenyatta that amount to hate speech.

In a letter written by TNA Chairman Johnson Sakaja to the IEBC, the party accuses Wetangula, who is allied to the rival CORD coalition, of making hateful statements about Uhuru that were both unfounded and likely to inflame passions.

Sakaja says that TNA has an audio recording of the statement that Wetangula allegedly made while on the campaign stump on January 22nd. Wetangula’s alleged utterances have been transcribed thusly;

“My brother, my friend Uhuru Kenyatta, has no capacity to lead this country and doesn't deserve to lead this country. Because we know that that land was not bought, it was grabbed, and now it is being sold so as to get money to bribe people to vote for them so that they can get back into power. And we are telling you, you must refuse this.”

Sakaja said that Wetangula’s statements were unfounded since he cannot prove that Uhuru is a land grabber;

“Hon Uhuru Kenyatta is on public record challenging his competitors to table any evidence of his alleged involvement in land grabbing. Instead, they continue to take comfort in outright propaganda, innuendo and negative campaigns,” read the letter.

Sakaja urged the IEBC to disqualify Wetangula from the race so as to send a strong message to other politicians keen on using tribal animosity to their advantage.



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