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City aspirant arrested over threat to cause chaos should Raila lose polls

An ODM aspirant in Nairobi who has been on the run after ignoring police summons was arrested on Tuesday in his hideout.

Jim Ayungo, a former Youth Enterprise Fund director, was arrested over his remarks on intentions to lead mass violence in Kenya should Cord leader Raila Odinga lose the 2017 presidential election.

Mr Ayungo was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to the CID headquarters for questioning.

The Ruaraka constituency aspirant was filmed making the remarks last Friday while addressing a crowd at a political function attended by youths in Ruaraka.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet had on Tuesday ordered Mr Ayungo to present himself to the nearest police station for the remarks considered as hate speech.

Mr Boinnet also said police will crackdown on perpetrators of hate speech regardless of their status.

“We are not going to spare anybody; no one anyone at all,” the IG said after confirming Ayungo’s his arrest on Tuesday.

“If you engage in hate speech, get ready to face the law.”