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Police analysing Duale’s voice in probe on hate speech tapes

Police have obtained the audio clip believed to have captured National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale directing the youth in Garissa not to allow members of the Kamba community register as voters.

Investigations have been launched after Mr Duale defended himself, claiming that the audio was a creation of his political opponents.

Investigations will seek to establish where the alleged inciting words were spoken and also “place Mr Duale at the scene”.

Once this is established Mr Duale, in his defence, is expected to present his alibi for the day in question.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) also want to establish, among other things, if somebody else was imitating the sound of Mr Duale.


The speaker identification process starts by tracking the original video and where it was taken and whether the suspect was there

Detectives have already acquired Mr Duale’s voice which are being analysed in comparison to the recorded one.

Experts say that though people speak differently when drunk, happy, or angry, there was a unique pattern of speaking that identifies a person.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission chair Francis Ole Kaparo also said that the commission’s investigators had listened to the recording and had already launched investigations.

“Anybody found to have authored the clip will face the law,” he said.

In the clip, the speaker is heard saying: “Ni nyinyi watu wa hii town waambie wajenge nyumba lakini wasijaribu kuleta Wiper hapa. Muwaambie wakamba wengine wenye wanawangoja nyinyi, siku ya kura you will not cross River Tana Bridge.”