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Kenyan MP calls for assassination of opposition leader Raila Odinga

An MP has allegedly called for the assassination of Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya who now the opposition leader.

CORD leader Raila Odinga
CORD leader Raila Odinga

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria allegedly told a congregation of Kikuyu revellers that the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader Odinga should be assassinated because he is a “threat to the nation”. reported that the MP made the remarks on Sunday at the thanksgiving rally of a vernacular station radio presenter held at the Safaricom indoor stadium, Kasarani, in Nairobi.

Here’s the video and transcript of Mr Kuria’s inciteful remarks.

“Nyumba ni murathikiriria? Nindiraheiruo wira nimukuona ta nguhota? Matige guitigira, Muthama, na Orengo na nyina moke othe. Ni mui gitumi ni kii? No matume kimudu, giuke na mucinga, Raila rii rithathi ya mutwe akue mauge ni nii.No emenyerere, ona bebe no arie, tutigutorio thinaine ni mundu umue. Na arie bebe tumuthike jumatatu iria inge, maikie mahiga wiki imue na Kenya ithii na mbere. Okoruo ni haro me kwenda niyo me kuona. Muire raila ona bebe no arie na thii ihore na tuthii na no menda thayu moke tuarie tuikare wega IEBC yenda guthii ithii okoruo tii uguo mathii ma kiumaga ”

Loosely translated to… “My people, I was appointed to speak with these people. Do you think I will deliver? They shouldn’t fear in fact let Orengo, Muthama and their mothers come. They want to stage a gunman tasked to kill Raila and then blame it on me. But he should be careful because he can still bite the bullet. We won’t be troubled by one person forever. He can as well bite the bullet and we bury him next Monday. His protesters will throw stones for just one week and life continues. If it’s war they want it’s what they’ll get. Tell Raila he can bite the bullet but if they want peace they should come and let us negotiate”.

Since the video went viral on social media, most Kenyans have been calling for the MP’s arrest.

“The MP will be summoned for grilling,” quoted Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to have said in a text message on Sunday.

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