Uhuru, Ruto disown Kuria
17 June 2016, 13:11
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta says that hate speech mongers, even those within his own Jubilee Coalition must be punished for their utterances.
The President, who is currently in Belgium, is said to have told Coalition leadership not to show solidarity with the hate speech mongers so as not to give out a bad impression to Kenyans.
He says that the fact that the leaders in court have been charged fir genuine offences means that they are on their own.
" The President has been clear that the Jubilee leaders in court must defend themselves on their own," a State House source told News24.
The President is said to have been angered by the Jubilee leaders Kuria, Kimani Ngunjiri of Bahati and Ferdinand Waititu of Kabete for spoiling the name of the Coalition.
" If the President is seen to defend hate speech mongers then a very bad message will be sent to Kenyans," the source added.
The MPs, as well as five others from the CORD Coalition are in court seeking bail after spending the last four days in Police custody.
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