Here is why KOT want Governor Sonko arrested
Kenyans on Twitter are calling for the arrest of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko after being caught on camera calling Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili unprintable words.
In an undated video clip that has been widely shared online, Sonko directs his tirades to the embattled first time MP to wild cheers from a crowd.
Ongili better known as Babu Owino was arrested on Monday and charged arrested and charged in court for subversion, incitement to violence and offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace.
On Wednesday, he was released on a Sh500, 000 bail and two sureties who must be persons of equal standings, but immediately rearrested by police officers.
The MP was charged on Thursday morning at Kibera Law Court for causing grievous harm to a voter on election day.
He is said to have harmed Joshua Otieno at Soweto social hall in Kayole on August 8.
A second charge stated that the young MP used force to prevent the voter from voting on election date.
Kenyans on Twitter have however taken issue with Sonko’s latest outbursts and failure by the authorities to arrest him.
Here are some of their reactions:
#ArrestSonko Let every politician who uses vulgar language but on Sonko’s case filthy,taken to account.As Kenyans we are against this trend
— Sam K (@el_elyon254) September 28, 2017
— K I S U M B A (@kisumbak) September 28, 2017
#ArrestSonko We don’t need such politics
— Perul Paul #P2 (@perulpaul2) September 28, 2017
#ArrestSonko as a country, despite our political stand/ethnicity, we shouldn’t encourage double standards or repaying one wrong with another
— Reuben Bichage (@reuben_bichage) September 28, 2017
So nairobi head of state mike mbuvi aka sonki us out here talking like a fool en nothing is done smh #ArrestSonko haraka sana
— Rgk_HipHop (@Rgk_HipHop) September 28, 2017
#ArrestSonko i really valued you as a mentor…i think i have just withdrawn..my quest after seeing the video
— prince roba (@princeroba_) September 28, 2017
It’s only an hate speech when it’s from NASA …Where are the hypocrites who were protesting against Babu Owino now ??? #ArrestSonko
— Paul © (@Omondilised) September 28, 2017
Meanwhile EACC and the police are waiting for an opposition MP to make hateful remarks before they make the arrests. #ArrestSonko
— Alexy254 (@Alexy254) September 28, 2017
Two sets of laws: One for NASA & a softer one for Jubilee. Sonko commits same crime as Babu Owino but is he arrested yet? #ArrestSonko
— Pius Wambui. (@Belive_Kinuthia) September 28, 2017
the impunity in this country is sickening #ArrestSonko
— Nilote (@felooh2) September 28, 2017