After the chaos witnessed ahead of DP Ruto’s visit in Muranga on Sunday, Jubilee Kileweke supporters and ODM members have opposed the tanga tanga political side accusing them of stage managing the chaotic violence witnessed In Kobil. Ruto’s allies have however dismissed the claims stating that ODM leaders had no authority to ask them to stop campaigning stating that their party has witnessed worse violent cases in the past.
The storm in Jubilee had turned into a National quandary after ODM leaders disagreed with the hustler movement steered by DP Ruto. ODM leaders have disagreed with the hustler movement blaming the Deputy President for the violence witnessed in Muranga. Rutos allies claim that ODM is politicizing the matter raising political temperatures two years ahead of the general election.
ODM National chairman and also leader of minority in the National Assembly John Mbadi has condemned leaders who according to him are mobilising the youth to cause violence across the country terming it as mobilisation along social lines. He called out the Deputy President for pushing the hustler narrative on youths and mobilising and dividing people along social structures citing that it is a way of forming radicalised groups. He accused Ruto of creating an environment to sustain radicalised group with his political policies ideologies and verdicts.
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“Please stop this narrative because it’s not an ideology, ideologies cut across ethnic, religion and social line but your narrative is trying to segregate and divide the country into social groups is very dangerous” mbadi said.
He defended his party’s involvement in the issues citing that, it was necessary as the party is trying to warn against formation of radicalized groups. He stated that the party has a responsibility to warn against destructive development in political scenes that is likely to threaten the social fabric of the country. He urged the Deputy President to not let his ambitions and quest for being the president come 2020 put Kenyans on the line.
We(ODM) are trying to warn against what we’re are seeing come up as radicalized groups across the country. ODM as a party has a responsibility to warn in advance when we see development in the political scene that is likely to cause loss of lives and giver North to a radicalized group” Mbadi said in a statement.
Mbadi has condemned leaders who fail to take up their responsibility as leaders and blamed the authority for not taking stern action against them. He says that there is plain evidence that a matatu ferries people from Thika to Muranga yet no action is taken against perpetrators. This comes two days after DCI in Nyeri ordered for an immediate arrest of Kiharu member of parliament Ndindi Nyoro and Kandara Mp Alice Wahome over the chaos witnessed in Muranga Sunday morning. Both members of parliament has since defiled the orders citing that the will not surrender to the police and instead asking the authority to arrest them.
“Leaders promise to serve the people of Kenya diligently but when it comes to actual execution we do the complete opposite”
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He asked the two leaders to apologize to the electorate and families who lost their loved ones for ferrying people to cause mayhem at the market place leading to the ultimate death of two people. “Two lives have been lost and their family are grieving but they still deny as much as there is evidence confirming that people hired goons from Nairobi to Muranga in busses to cause mayhem and disrupt peace by beating people in markets and end up injuring and killing innocent Kenyans in the process” he said.