Matiangi's statement after Moses Kuria's arrest

The Acting Interior CS spoke moments after Kuria was arrested and detained at Pangani Police Station.

Matiangi said that the government will prosecute all leaders inciting the public and spreading hate messages regardless of their political affiliation.

The CS affirmed that the law will not apply selectively to Jubilee leaders and NASA leaders.

“Some people think that if they come from the ruling party, the law is not for them. We will be firm,” he warned.

On Monday, Kuria was arrested by Special Crimes Prevention Unit police at a hotel in Kilimani around midday before being taken to Pangani and thereafter moved moved to DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road for interrogation.

Muthama was also arrested by Flying Squad officers in Kangundo at around 1:45pm while heading to his Machakos home.

He was then taken to Pangani then Mazingira House for interrogation.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) had earlier said it was investigating Kuria and 277 other individuals for incitement and hate speech.

NCIC Chairman Francis ole Kaparo said that if Mr Kuria will be found culpable, the commission will recommend his prosecution as stipulated by the NCIC Act.

Last week, a video went viral across social media showing Kuria making vulgar utterances in Kikuyu against Nasa leader Raila Odinga.

In a Facebook post on September 5, Kuria said they were ready for another election but that they will hunt people who did not elect Uhuru Kenyatta.

He later admitted that he was ready to face the consequences and said that he was ready to be jailed.

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