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Tobiko orders for Kabogo’s investigation over hate speech video

By MERCY NJOKI November 2nd, 2015 1 min read

The Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko has ordered the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission to investigate Kiambu Governor William Kabogo for hate speech in regard to a video that is circulating on social media.

In a letter, Mr Tobiko said the utterances in the video may amount to hate speech, ethnic contempt and incitement to violence.

Mr Kabogo, speaking at Thika Stadium during the celebration of musician John de Matthew 30-year music career, threw derisive ethnic remarks on Cord leader Raila Odinga.

“Mr Muthuma, don’t ever insult the President of the Republic of Kenya. If you do, I will come get you,” Kabogo says in the video.

“And am not declaring war, by the way. But we don’t fear anybody,” he adds and goes ahead to challenge the media to report his utterances saying he has enough money to defend himself in court if need be.

He then launches an attack on Raila in remarks that border ethnic slur.

In the recent past, a number of politicians have been investigated and arraigned in court following similar orders by the DPP but nothing tangible has come out of it.

Kabogo joins the list of shame which also includes of George Aladwa, Mutahi Nginyi and Moses Kuria.