By Ndungu Gachane
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has written to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) requiring them to investigate Deputy President William Ruto’s ‘Watu wengine’ remarks with a view of preferring charges against him.
The MP says the remarks which have also been used by MPs Johana Ng’eno and Oscar Sudi should be evaluated and investigated to establish whether they are meant to incite some sections of Kenyan society against others.
‘If this is found to be the case, as a Kenyan citizen and an elected Mp, I demand that appropriate charges be preferred against anyone who has used these phrases in political rallies,” the legislator said in a letter to DCI dated September 15.
The MP’s letter is informed by the phrases ‘madoadoa and Kwekwe’ that he says was used by a section of political leaders to cause tribal clashes in 2007/2008 post election violence.
“A good example is Kwekwe and Madoadoa that were used liberally as political phraseology between 2005/2007 only to become rallying calls for pre and post election violence in 2007 general elections that led to forceful displacement of hundreds of thousands of Kenyans for political purposes,” The Mp says in the letter to DCI seen by our political desk.
He avers that the watu wengine or watu Fulani phrases are politically ambiguous and could be used to refer to particular political families, a particular Kenyan economic sector and could also be used to mean a certain ethnic community.