MP makes public apology to Raila & Tuju after summon by gov't

MP eats humble pie and issues apology to Raila & Tuju

Jubilee Sec-Gen Raphael Tuju (L) AU Envoy Raila Odinga and Muhoho Kenyatta

Sirisia legislator John Waluke has issued a public apology to AU envoy Raila Odinga and Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju.

Mr Waluke termed his anti-Luo slur was a slip of the tongue during his Tuesday apology at Parliament buildings after being summoned by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).

I want to apologise to the Luo community. I never meant what I said. It was a slip of the tongue and I am sorry. I want to apologize to Tuju and Raila,” the Sirisia MP said.

Last week the MP was quoted describing the Luo people as "troublesome community” while speaking in his constituency.

Triggering ethnic tension  

His remarks did not sit well with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) who asked Waluke to present himself before the Kilimani police station for questioning.

The remarks are believed to have violated section 62 of the NCIC Act.

The Act states that any person who utters words intended to incite feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence or discrimination against any person, group or community on the basis of ethnicity or race, commits an offence.

NCIC believes that the remarks have the potential of triggering ethnic tension thus should be punished.

His remarks came in the backdrop of attacks by MPs allied to DP William Ruto who claimed that Tuju was working for Raila as a political strategist.

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