Political analyst apologizes for 'insulting' Luos
25 August 2015, 18:29
Nairobi - Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has apologize for insulting members of the Luo community and calling them poor.
Ngunyi has been involved in a series of rumbles and tirades against members of the community for their apparent support of CORD leader Raila Odinga in the unending debate over Kenya's sugar deal with Uganda.
The debate has over the weeks turned personal, with Odinga on the back of some insulting tweets from Ngunyi.
After social media pressure forced him to finally apologize, he has done so, saying he respects members of the Luo community.
Here are the tweets he sent out.
" The Luo Nation MUST liberate itself from the BONDAGE and
poverty-producing SPELL of Odingaism. PERIOD. Is there a MOSES amongst
" Raila is NOT the LUO NATION. To think he is amounts to PAVLOVIAN
CONDITIONING. I was DEAD WRONG on Miguna. We need to RE-READ his
" The LUO NATION is spell bound by RAILA. Period. That is why they call
him BABA like NYAYO. In fact the only BABA after NYAYO. Mental SLAVERY.
" Are LUOs poor? No idea.THEY SHOULD TELL US. Are there POVERTY STRICKEN
LUOs. YES. Statistics: 82% of people in BONDO live below poverty line.
He was thus forced to admit his mistakes Tuesday, which have brought too much discomfort and threatened to cause hate between the two tribes.
" I apologize to the LUO NATION unreservedly. No harm INTENDED. I am a
product of Luo SCHOLARS whom I RESPECT immensely. I eat the HUMBLE PIE.
Whether that will appease members of the Luo community, only time will tell.
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