Deputy President William Ruto’s top strategist and advisor Dr. David Ndii has rebuked his UDA colleagues, Senator Mithika Linturi and MP Rigathi Gachagua over their inflammatory remarks at a rally in Eldoret, describing the comments as ‘sickening’.
”Kenyan politicians suffer from microphone disease. Microphone + crowd and they take leave of their senses. Both Linturi and Gachagua’s comments in Eldoret are sickening. MCs should be tasked to remind every politician of microphone disease before they take the podium,” Dr. Ndii said in a Sunday afternoon tweet.
Detectives arrested the Meru Senator on Sunday morning at Eka Hotel, Eldoret, over the utterances he made at the rally.
Last evening, Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji directed Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to investigate the remarks made by the senator. Haji, in a statement, said the utterances by the Meru Senator are akin to hate speech and incitement.
“My attention has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social platforms portraying Mithika Linturi allegedly addressing a crowd. The utterances could incite feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence, or discrimination,” Haji said.