Kenya African National Union (KANU) has parted ways with Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno.
Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat on Tuesday September 8, 2020 issued a statement kicking the lawmaker out of the Gideon Moi-led party, vowing to make him resign over his slur against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mama Ngina.
In a live press conference held at Kanu headquarters in Nairobi, Salat said that MP Ng’eno should look for another party that tolerates his abusive behaviour.
A tough warning was also sent to West Pokot governor John Krop Lonyangapuo, who was accused of disrespecting Kanu party leaders.
According to the party, MP Ng’eno abused the party by hurling insults at former leaders of the party. President Kenyatta was the party’s chairman, and even raised the party’s flag in 2002 presidential elections.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji gave a go-ahead for the apprehension and prosecution of the Emurua Dikirr legislator.
In a press statement issued on Tuesday, the DPP noted there is sufficient evidence to initiate prosecution of the MP under the National Cohesiom and Intergration Act 2008.
“On Saturday, 5 September 2020 at Emurua Dikirr Constituency, Narok County, the MP uttered words which were threatening, abusive and insulting words intended or were likely to stir up ethnic animosity amongst communities living within Trans Mara area,” the statement read.
“The conduct of the MP was offensive and was intended and/or was likely to provoke a breach of peace within Trans Mara area,” he said.
The DPP further noted that in respect to public interest, the MP will face criminal charges as his actions may open old wounds and incite different communities against each other.
The MP was arrested on Monday evening at his home in Narok in dramatic fashion that saw hundreds of his supporters trooping to the Emurua Dikirr police station in protests.
The MP will spend two more nights in custody after the prosecution sought to have him remanded to conduct more investigations into his incitement claims.