ODM MPs have issued a 24-hour ultimatum for President Uhuru Kenyatta and IG Joseph Boinnet to arrest two Jubilee MPs accused of brewing hate among Kenyans.
MPs allied to the party said they will take unspecified action against Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Bahati counterpart Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri.
Among the options that the party gave included storming Boinnet’s offices on Thursday if the State does not act on the alleged hate comments the MPs made at the weekend.
In a press conference on Monday, the leaders also asked that the National Cohesion and Integration Commission be disbanded on grounds that it has failed in its mandate.
The party asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the commission following what they termed as failure to rein in on hate mongers.
Kuria and Ngunjiri have been put on the spot over comments that they separately made in regard to the raging debate on the IEBC commissioners’ stay in office.
On Saturday, the Bahati legislator allegedly said that members of the ” Luo community should leave Nakuru “.
On the other hand, Kuria on Sunday alluded to a plot to “assassinate” Cord leader Raila Odinga because he is a “threat to the nation”.
“The President must act on them…or else we will be forced to take action and ask our supporters to take the same action the Mps have stated,” Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire said.
“It is wrong that some of these utterances were made a few days ago yet no action has been taken because they are in the government,” he added.
Bosire said the Francis ole Kaparo-led commission is clearly failing in its role and the latest remarks by Kuria were enough reason for the President to kick them out.
Busia woman representative Florence Mutua said the ODM leadership and supporters would proceed to the office of the Inspector General on Thursday seeking answers.
The Mps called on the police to work independently and arrest all the leaders who have incited people or made reckless comments.
“It is sad that the police is being used by the government to serve its interests only and this is instilling fear in the people,” Suna East MP Junet Mohamed said.
“We can clearly see that the country is headed to violence in 2017 but Jubilee must know that we are ready for them,” he added.
The utterances believed to be hate speech were recorded on a video and audio clip that went viral on social media.
In the clip, the Bahati Mp was heard saying, “na sasa tunasema ni bahati yake sikuwa hapa…Tungeonana ( what we are saying is Raila was lucky i was not around)