Waititu apologises to the Maasai and goes free over Hate speech

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Former Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu

EX-Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu has issued a public apology to the Maasai over hate speech. The Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko had earlier sent an official to the court saying charges against the former MP will be withdrawn if he apologised. Which Waititu has done.

The DPP had ordered the arrest of former MP for alleged incitement and hate speech against the Maasai community. This was as a result of parts of a speech made by Mr Waititu reacting to the killing of a child, allegedly by a Maasai security guard year 2012. This could now be a reprieve for the former MP who also lost the Nairobi gubernatorial seat to Evans Kidero during the last general elections.

Waititu was accused  for alleged incitement and hate speech against ethnic Maasai. The case hearing was postponed to October, 2 this year.

Critics however argue that Waititu should have been arrested and taken to court. The criteria used by the DPP does not is not good.

What do you think about this. Should the DPP have just allowed the courts or the National Cohesion and Intergration to handle the matter? 

Nixon Kanali, Nairobi

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