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Mutahi Ngunyi apologises for hate speech posts

Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi on Tuesday morning ate humble pie and apologised for his hate speech posts on Twitter.

Mr Ngunyi posted the apology on Twitter but did not mention Cord leader Raila Odinga, who has severally been the subject of his venomous tweets.

“I apologize to the Luo nation unreservedly. No harm Intended. I am a product of Luo scholars whom I respect immensely. I eat the humble pie,” tweeted Mr Ngunyi.


The vocal analyst has however not pulled down the offensive tweets.

The apology followed a protest letter by Law Society of Kenya secretary general Apollo Mboya who called for a probe and recommendation of hate speech charges against the political analyst.

The letter was to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and copied to Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko and the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet.

Mr Ngunyi had on Monday, in response to the letter, called for the termination of Mr Mboya’s role as the secretary of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), accusing him of abuse of office.

“Apollo Mboya should be fired for abuse of office and demeaning the law profession. If he passed his law school, he should re-read my tweets.”

“I am writing to LSK Council to find out if LSK has become a branch of CORD. And if one Apollo Mboya speaks for council on this matter,” tweeted Mr Ngunyi.


His Tuesday’s apology elicited mixed reactions among Kenyans on Twitter.

@JustWacuka tweeted, “@MutahiNgunyi @Mwirigi This guy must be trolling us, come on. Seriously? After all that venom and bile he posts this?”

@Farah_254 tweeted, “Smart mind. Now that legal action are been taken against you, you’re apologizing before the court asks you to. LOL. @MutahiNgunyi.”