The government will prosecute hatemongers irrespective of their political affiliation, acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said.
Dr Matiang’i’s message appeared to be directed at Gatundu North MP Moses Kuria, who was arrested Monday on claims of making utterances bordering on hate speech.
The minister said the law will not be applied selectively adding that they are targeting even those aligned to the ruling Jubilee Party.
“Some people think that if they come from the ruling party, the law is not for them. We will be firm,” he warned.
Also arrested alongside Mr Kuria on suspicion of hate mongering was former Machakos senator Johnson Muthama.
While saying that the law is not meant for a section of the people, the tough-talking Dr Matiang’i said the government will crack the whip on hatemongers from both Jubilee and the opposition coalition Nasa.