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Kuria’s remarks are primitive, says Owalo

08 July 2015, 14:49 Dennis Omido

Nairobi - Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s aide, Eliud Owalo has termed Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria’s panga remarks as criminal, primitive and retrogressive.

He said MP Kuria’s remarks urging his constituents to use pangas to kill opponents of the National Youth Servive (NYS) were very shocking.

“If indeed his remarks are true, then this is the most horrible statement to emanate from someone who is supposed to be an honorable Member of Parliament.

“As Kenyans, we should learn to tolerate each other despite divergence in political opinion,” Owalo said.

However, Owalo said claims of corruption at NYS and its linking to attempts to create a militia group for political gains ahead of 2017 elections is more worrying with every passing day.

Read Also: Cut those opposed to NYS with pangas, Kuria says

“The zeal with which Jubilee politicians are quick to defend the NYS against the above concerns creates the impression that there is more than meets the eye in the ongoing NYS saga, Owalo said.

He said the law will catch up with any public officer who uses his/her powers to swindle public funds no matter how long it takes.

“Any public officer who takes advantage of his or her vantage position to either misappropriate public resources or muddle into any political activity that goes contrary to the dictates of the Kenyan Constitution and International Laws and Conventions on either Human Rights or otherwise will one day be brought to book, however long it takes,” he said.

On his part, Kuria remained unapologetic over the remarks saying he had no regrets for his comments.

“I have no regrets whatsoever. What is worse - my comments or what happened in Kibera?” Kuria said in reference to the destruction of NYS projects by angry youths in Kibera last month.

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