Cord leader Raila Odinga says he has forgiven Gatundu South member of parliament Moses Kuria over remarks that he (Raila) should be assassinated.
Kuria allegedly called for Raila’s killing on grounds that he was the cause of the country’s high political temperatures, following demands that the national agency (IEBC) be reformed.
According to the TNA legislator, the death of the former Prime Minister would give Kenya and Kenyans peace and unity from possible election violence come 2017.
Speaking after the release of Kuria and other seven lawmakers that were arrested and detained for alleged hate speech, Raila noted that Kuria was speaking to entertain his supporters. He termed the remarks as unfortunate, thus the reason to forgive him.
“I unequivocally forgive Hon Moses Kuria for his unfortunate remarks,” the ODM party leader said on Friday.
Kuria’s utterances landed him three nights incarceration alongside MPs Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), both from Jubilee Coalition.
Others are MPs Junnet Muhammed (Suna East), Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Machakos Senaator Johnston Muthama and Women representatives Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi) and Florence Mutua (Busia).
The lawmakers were also accused of incitement. They were released on bail terms at the Milimani Law Court, Nairobi.
(Caption: Cord leader Raila Odinga’s supporters celebrating with him and released Cord MPs on Friday outside Milimani Law Court)