A section of Kenyan leaders have now called upon their counterparts to refrain from insults and abusive language irrespective of their political sides ahead of the 2022 elections.
This comes after Emurua Dikirir MP Johanna Ng’eno and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi were recorded uttering unsavoury remarks against President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ng’eno was later arrested on Monday evening by police officers over claims of incitement.
He is accused of inciting constituents and making statements against the President and his family during a visit to Kiminnet in Transmara on Sunday.
Deputy President William Ruto later on Monday night distanced himself from the utterances made by the two leaders saying that “no amount of anger justifies the use of offensive insulting language” to the president.
He urged leaders should exercise restraint and avoid insults and bad language against other Kenyans.
Wading in into the verbal attacks, former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on Tuesday called upon the top leaders to come together and unite Kenyans.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV, Kabogo challenged Uhuru, Ruto and ODM party leader Raila Odinga to put their ‘foot soldiers’ in check to avoid raising political temperatures in the country.
“No one is talking about Kenyans dying, the interest is now on scandals and 2022. They need to sit down and pull back their dogs into their kennels,” Kabogo said.
“This country can move on without them. Let them not think this country belongs to any of them.”
His sentiments were echoed by Nairobi’s Ziwani MCA Millicent Mugadi who said politicians should not be allowed to use vulgar and insults.