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Mt. Kenya Women Want Stern Action To Be Taken Against Linturi Over Madoadoa Remarks

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A section of women from the Mount Kenya region has condemned the hate speech utterances by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi.

The women led by Nyeri Deputy Governor Carole Karugu want stern action to be taken against Linturi over his madoadoa remarks at a rally in Uasin Gishu.

“We condemn the use of hate speech using words like madoadoa which from history have proven to be clarion calls for ethic clashes and war in this country,” said Karugu.

Karugu further blamed the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and other arms of government for sleeping on the job and not taking swift action against perpetrators of hate speech.

“We have one Kenya to live in and co-exist and so, it is critical that we all keep our political hygiene to the optimum and guard our political ecosystem from unsanitary utterances and behavior thereof,” she said

“We are looking to a bright future nation and these ghosts of our political pasts must be fully, totally and irreversibly exorcised,” she added.

Moreover, she has also condemned electoral violence against women for mostly women are the ones affected the most.

“We are here today to challenge the idea of cohesion and violence in politics. The greatest victims of any kind of electoral violence are women and children. Cases of sexual and gender based violence remain rampant in any political cycle of this country,” Karugu said.

Karugu has urged all politicians from every political shade to cease and desist from the use of language that incites the Kenyan communities.

“Let our brains go before our mouths always, let us be mindful of the many Kenyan who have lost their families. Kenya is a democratic state and every Kenyan must be allowed to vote for the leaders they wish,” she said.

The prosecution is seeking to hold Linturi for seven more days at the Kaptembwa Police Station as they continue with investigations.

BY CYNTHIA KENYANI

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