Wetang'ula refuses to apologize over Twitter rant
06 July 2015, 14:34
Nairobi - CORD co-principal Moses Wetangula has refused to apologize over a Twitter rant that saw him lose his cool over a question asked over the controversial Tokyo land deal.
The CORD co-Principal, while responding to a Twitter user who asked him where the proceeds of the sale of the Tokyo Embassy went to, used a maternal slur that has been attributed to National Assembly Majority Leader, Aden Duale.
Wetangula tweeted: “What if the MP for Langata led residents to demolish Weston Hotel to restore public land unfairly grabbed??”
A follower using the twitter handle @KellyGitahi replied by asking where the funds from the sale of the embassy went to to which he replied, in your mother's account.
The reply has infuriated Kenyans who see the statement by the Bungoma Senator a sign of his leadership standards, but even in light of that, he has refused to apologize.
He believes that the question at hand deserved the brush answer.
" The quality of the question determines the quality of the answer. Debate and even mental gymnastics must have rules!!," he Tweeted.
The Tweet has generated even more debate over the arrogance levels Wetangula carries, but he says that he has already paid his dues over the matter.
" I stepped aside from office to allow investigations into the matter be held and despite there not being any ramifications afterwards, people still choose to treat me with disrespect over it," he added.
There has yet to be any comment from the CORD top brass over the controversy created by the Tweet, even though observers believe it will blow over with time.
" It will blow over in time. Kenyans forget quickly and sadly, this too will be forgotten before you know it," Political analyst Michael Njenga believes.
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