Nandi Senator, Samson Cherargei, wants president Uhuru to be summoned by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) over incitement remarks.
According to the vocal Senator, Uhuru’s remarks on two communities ruling the country since independence border on incitement adding that NCIC should summon the president for questioning.
“What happened in Kisii was a result of the Sagana Lodge meeting hosted by the president. We want to ask the president with a lot of respect, do not leave this country worse than you did economically speaking as we talk today,” he said.
Speaking at a funeral the senator thanked Deputy President William Ruto for maintaining composure and preaching peace across the country.
The senator slammed the NCIC claiming the institution has been transformed into a political outfit instead of addressing the issues facing the country.
Cherargei noted that the country is facing more unique challenges including the huge national debt that is approaching Ksh12 trillion, school going children being sent home due to lack of school fees among other issues.
Cherargei also challenged his colleagues saying to rethink the proposals they plan to debate in Parliament based on what he saw on the Hansard.
He added that he suspects that those proposals were made by the NCIC including criminalizing the word hustlers.
Cherargei warned his counterparts in parliament to desist from criminalizing the word ‘hustlers’.
According to the senator, the word hustler was coined for every Kenyan as a unifying call but not to create class division.
He also asked Kenyans to get on board on the wheelbarrow movement and vote for William Ruto to be the fifth president of Kenya in the next general election.
DP Ruto has justified the Hustlers narrative in various occassions, arguing that the movement was hinged on the bottom to top politics, where the common citizen had a say in government more than a politician.
The National Assembly committee, led by Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange, wants (NCIC) Act amended to include class as a basis for incitement.
“There is no difference between those inciting people along tribal lines and class lines. The law needs to catch up with this new form of hate,” Koinange said.