Why Raila was forced to forgive Kuria
17 June 2016, 16:39
Nairobi - I forgive Moses Kuria, CORD leader Raila Odinga says
The CORD leader says that he has already forgiven the Gatundu South MP over his utterances seeking to assassinate him.
Kuria had stated that Raila should 'bite the bullet' for his continued stance seeking to push through reforms in the IEBC through street protests.
However, Raila says that it is all in the past.
" That is all in the past," he said outside the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi Friday.
" We all say things we regret in the heat of the moment and maybe that was the case for him, so I forgive him and we move on," he added.
Kuria is being charged over the hate speech allegations and faces serious consequences over the matter.
He is already on bail over previous utterances and the prosecution is seeking to ensure that his bail terms are revoked for his continued use of hate speech whilst having already committed a similar offence.
According to CORD insiders though, the move is also PR stunt and a ploy to show up Raila as a non confrontational person.
" The forgiveness remark is a well worked one. Raila was the aggrieved one in this situation but he has chosen to forgive. It puts him in good light," a CORD strategist told News24.
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