The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji has Okayed the prosecution of Emurua Dikirr MP Johanna Ng’eno for making utterances intended to ignite ethnical animosity.
In a statement to newsrooms, Haji said the MP made the remarks over the weekend stirring ethnic hatred amongst different communities residing within Trans Mara.
Haji indicated that he received an inquiry from the Inspector General of Police on the utterances made by the MP thus will be charged with hate speech.
“The MP uttered words which were threatening, abusive and insulting and intended or were likely to stir up ethnic animosity,” he said.
Haji said he was satisfied that there was sufficient evidence to initiate the prosecution.
“It is in the public interest to prefer criminal charges against the suspect as his actions may open old wounds and incite the different communities against each other,” he said.
Haji advised all Kenyans to resist and report any attempts to breach Kenya’s peaceful co-existence.
“ODPP takes seriously the actions of contravening the law by leaders more so in areas susceptible to ethnic violence.”
Ng’eno was arrested over the remarks he made on Sunday at Murkan that the police say were meant to incite communities.
The vocal legislator was arrested on Monday at his Mogondo home.
During the Sunday event, Ng’eno hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta for the wrangles in Jubilee Party. He told the President to work with DP William Ruto “or go home”.