An activist has now rushed to court to block hate speech charges against Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka.
Fredrick Bikeri through his lawyer Danstan Omari argues that Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has no powers to direct Inspector General of Police to arrest hate mongers and that he was overstepping on his mandate.
Omari says National Cohesion and Integration Commission which is an independent body has the sole legal role to investigate and recommend arrest and prosecution of hate speech perpetrators.
“We are likely to have a blood shed because none of the criminal suspects who are going to cause bloodshed in political rallies are going to be charged and successfully prosecuted by virtue of the due process … anything outside the due process on technicalities lawyers will pinpoint to that and hate mongers will go scot-free. The DPP has no constitutional mandate to direct NCIC,” Omari said.
Same were echoed by Wambui Shadrack who says that not all cases before NCIC are prosecuted some are reconciled and the perpetrators have a chance to apologize so that peace is achieved on both sides.
“The actions of the DPP make it meaningless to have the commission as we know of it in law. It renders it a waste of public resources for us to fund a commission that does not excise it’s power as required,” Wambui told the media.
Onyoka was arrested today morning and questioned by the police.
By Allan Otieno
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