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Former mayor Aladwa wanted for hate remarks

Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko has directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to immediately interrogate former Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa for hate speech.

This is in response to a video clip circulating on social media of Mr Aladwa making the remarks in Kibera on Mashujaa Day.

Mr Tobiko wants the police to submit the inquiry file to his office as soon they finish the investigations.

In his defence, Mr Aladwa told radio station Hot 96 FM that he was misquoted.

“I didn’t say Kenyans will die. I said watakufa na furaha celebrating,” Mr Aladwa said in an interview.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has also dispatched a team to probe the former Nairobi Mayor.

NCIC chairman Francis Kaparo on Thursday said that an officer of commission together with police officers have started investigating Mr Aladwa for hate speech.

A screen-shot of the offensive video that has been circulating on social media. PHOTO | COURTESY
A screen-shot of the offensive video that has been circulating on social media. PHOTO | COURTESY

“A leader like Mr Aladwa should not stand in front of people and start saying such things,” Mr Kaparo told Nairobi News in a telephone interview.

Mr Kaparo said he had seen the clip which was sent to him by a member of the public.

“The elections are near and I urge all leaders to abstain from incitement. My office will do all it can to bring them to justice. They are adults and they should behave as so,” he added.