Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua says the heckling of Mama Ida Odinga by the Meru Catholic Women during a service in the county was uncalled for and that politics of thuggery had no place in the modern Kenyan republic.
Speaking on Sunday, the Narc-Kenya boss described the shouting down of the former prime minister’s wife by a section of the congregation as having been planned by one of the local leaders to paint the region as leaning towards a certain political direction, something that was unacceptable.
”What happened at the Meru CWA function was uncalled for especially because the women through their leadership must have invited Ida as their guest. Why invite a guest then heckle or boo them? Probably a stage-managed affair for the sole purpose of political zoning which is unacceptable,” she said.
”We must reject politics of thuggery, let everyone market their ideas without let of hindrance,” she added.
The Saturday meeting was attended by Ms. Ida Odinga and hundreds of women from the Meru Diocese at Consolata Primary School in Meru town. Leaders present were North Imenti MP Rahim Dawood, nominated MP Halima Mucheke, and Senator Mithika Linturi among other leaders.