Moses Kuria in trouble again for Raila ‘shooting’ remark
Controversial Gatundu South Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria, is courting trouble again, and for all the obvious reasons.
Mr Kuria has been summoned by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) after a complaint was made against him for reportedly suggesting that opposition leader Raila Odinga should be shot by police for championing demonstrations.
In a letter addressed to the lawmaker by the commission’s secretary Husein Mohamed, Mr Kuria is accused of uttering the following words.
“Kama Raila Amolo Odinga ndiye atakuwa wa kwanza kuvunja sheria upigwe risasi kesho. Wananchi wa Nakuru kama mwizi angekuja hapa si askari wangempiga risasi? Kama Raila amevunja sheria si apigwe risasi? Apigwe na polisi. Na mimi sikusema, sikusema nitampiga risasi. Nasema askari watampiga risasi kwa sababu kazi ya askari ni ya kulinda wananchi…”
Mr Kuria’s utterances loosely translated to:
“If Raila Odinga believes he will be the first to break the law, he should be shot tomorrow. Dear Nakuru residents, I believe policemen would shoot a thief if he came here. If Raila breaks the law shouldnt he be shot? He should be shot by the police. I didn’t say I will shot him. I’m saying the police should shoot him because it’s the police’s job to protect members of the public.”
The Jubilee Party legislator has in the recent past has severally been arrested for hate speech and incitement.