Pressure on Duale to apologize over Ruto remarks
16 September 2014, 19:01
Nairobi - Pressure has heightened on Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale to apologize over remarks made against Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto.
Duale Monday attacked Ruto during a rally in Narok, accusing him of the alleged misuse of funds in his County.
He claimed that Ruto had misplaced KES 184 million allocated to County business and urged him to return it as it did not belong to his 'mother or father'.
Ruto reacted angrily on hearing the accusation and has called on Duale to report him if he has any evidence linking him to the apparent theft of funds or face a court battle.
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And further to that, Homa Bay MP Peter Kaluma wants Duale to apologize over the remarks or face the fire.
He says that if Duale does not apologize, he will institute impeachment process against him in parliament or if not, will head to court to prosecute him.
" We agree that not all of us have the same opinion on the referendum but that does not mean that we should trade insults in public over the matter. We have to be bigger and better than that especially as public figures, he said Tuesday.
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He asked that other leaders also refrain from using insulting language while campaigning for or against the referendum.
" It is a free process but we have to be respectful and careful, he added.
Ruto is campaigning for a referendum to see increased funds for devolution while Duale is against it in entirety.
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