Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Tuesday evening revealed that he is ready to offer counselling services for political leaders who wish to quit hate speech and incitement language.
Taking to his social media pages, Kuria claimed that arresting and arraigning leaders accused of making inciteful sentiments will not help solve the vice.
According to him, those leaders can only suffer high bail terms and detentions, an action he said cannot make them change.
“There is no point charging the politicians because the High Court declared Section 96 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Incitement to violence and disobedience to the law (unconstitutional. That ruling still stands,” Kuria said.
“The only punishment that the politicians suffer is pre-plea detention and higher bail terms.”
Having been accused of hate speech on diverse occasions, the controversial lawmaker noted that, just like him, the leaders should go through personal development to desist from the unlawful act.
“As a reformed ranking member of that ignominious club who had been charged in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and all acquitted, I can only say the ultimate solution is self-regulation among the political class and adherence to a Code of conduct,” Kuria said.
Kuria’s statement comes at a time when three politicians have been either arraigned or arrested for using inciteful language in public. Some of these leaders include Meru Senator Muthika Linturi who was arrested over his ‘madoadoa’ remarks he made in Eldoret last weekend during the DP Ruto’s rally.
Other than Senator Linturi, Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka and Nandi Senator have been summoned by the DCI over hate speech remarks.
“I will be starting peer-to-peer coaching lessons to those willing to reform like I did when I return to Kenya,” the second-term lawmaker said.