Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi over the weekend talked himself into trouble after making statements that many Kenyans have described as hate speech and demanded for the MP’s arrest.
Oscar Sudi lands himself in trouble with “hate speech” remarks
"He should rot in jail"
Sudi made statements that suggested that Kenyan can only have peace if his Kalenjin community works in good terms with the Kikuyus.
The sharp-tongued legislator added that the other communities “can be controlled” as they are not fighters.
After sharing the speech on his Facebook page, numerous Kenyans have reacted with anger – many calling for his arrest on hate speech.
Musician Suzanna Owiyo called on the media to shun Sudi and called for the MP to be jailed.
“The filth coming from Oscar Sudi ‘s mouth is wanting. Media should give such leaders total black out. Why encourage hate speech! Leaders like him should rot in jail,” Owiyo wrote on Twitter.
Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut was quick to distance himself from the sentiments made by his Kapseret counterpart – saying Sudi did not speak for the Kalenjin community.
“Oscar Sudi trying to please his master has no audacity to speak on behalf of us kalenjins who are not ready to fight anyone even a statue of a kikuyu figure. If Oscar sudi wants war let him arm his children and wife then deploy them to Kisimayu for half a day,” Chepkut stated.
Other netizens dragged Deputy President William Ruto to the statements, some calling on the DP to reprimand his outspoken ally.
“When William Ruto wants to say something intelligent and wise, he says it himself. When he wants to say something stupid, he uses Oscar Sudi,” activist Ndege Sirkal stated.
“Oscar Sudi may be Ruto's marauding lunatic &sycophant extraordinaire, but outside his verbal hemorrhage that leaves the dead rolling in their graves, &the right minded effectively demoralized, he did say something revealing, after all: that Jubilee is dead, &Ruto is desperate,” lawyer Steve Ogolla said.
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