Jubilee plans to start war in Kenya, says ODM
08 July 2015, 16:16
Nairobi - The Jubilee coalition is planning to start a war in Kenya, the Orange Democratic Movement ODM has said.
The party was reacting to the incident of hate speech instigated by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who urged youth to take up arms against those who are supposedly killing the National Youth Service NYS.
Seeing as the party has been at the forefront of instigating the fight against corruption at the NYS, it feels that the call for violence is a deliberate move to instigate violence ahead of the 2017 elections.
" The remarks of Kuria, asking youths in his constituency to prepare to kill all those opposing the NYS project, lends credence to our concern that the government has embarked on creating a militia out of the NYS, as an insulation against defeat in 2017," ODM said in a statement Wednesday.
According to ODM, Kuria represents the Jubilee administration's impunity, and demanded that President Uhuru Kenyatta censure him, calling for his immediate arrest and prosecution.
" Kuria has the audacity to utter these words in the false belief that he enjoys immunity and impunity by being the President’s MP, being from the ruling coalition and an associate of Uhuru, who recently tasked him to mobilise MPs to support the nomination of Dr Monica Juma to a slot in the Cabinet," the party added.
In a statement sent to newsrooms by CORD leader Raila Odinga's spokesman Dennis Onyango, ODM said if the trend holds, Jubilee risks throwing the country into turmoil as was the case in the 2007-2008.
" We warn Jubilee, and those with Kuria’s mindset, that what they are toying with today may by the end of Kenya as we know it in the few years should they proceed with this line of impunity and a false sense of immunity. We appeal to our people to continue registering in large numbers and prepare to make their statement through the ballot in 2017, the same way we did in 2002, 2007 and 2013, and defeated evil plans," it added.
Kuria has thus far reiterated that he did not mean to state that Kenyans should fight against each other.
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