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Take action on Mwaura, Raila’s party ask DCI, NCIC

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Opposition Leader Raila Odinga’s Orange party has written a protest letter to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) chief George Kinoti and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) for failing to grill nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) in its letter is reminding the two public bodies that Mwaura is alleged to be inciting the residents of Githurai that its leader Raila is not welcomed in Githurai ahead of last week’s Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) popularization rally.

ODM cites an incident of a video circulating in various media platforms last week which emerged capturing Mwaura saying that Raila was not welcomed in the Githurai area.

The party now wants DCI and NCIC to investigate the matter with a view of charging the legislator to court to avoid what they termed  as taking the country to the dogs’.

In the letter dated February 1 and signed by ODM Disability League chairperson Nickson Kakiri, Raila’s party said the silence of the two institutions is akin to courting danger as the country heads to the 2022 General election.

“We wish to remind you that the precedent you have set by not acting on Mwaura’s utterances and action is akin to courting danger,” said Kakiri.

“This country has a difficult history of tribal relations and election violence, therefore when one starts planting those seeds of discord, he must be promptly stopped, or more will spring up tomorrow preaching the same doctrine. Act now or throw the country to the dogs,” the letter reads in part.

Mwaura had last week denied planning the chaos blaming it on a section of ODM leaders, adding that t the chaos was planned by ODM.

“They had planned this all along. That is a well-orchestrated scheme. Ask him (Sifuna) to give you more details. He seems to know better,” he said.

This comes two days after President Uhuru Kenyatta while on a tour of Mount Kenya region warned that violence was not a monopoly of anyone and that care should be taken when leaders hold rallies.

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