Machakos County Senator Johnston Muthama is set to be prosecuted once again for alleged incitement, barely two weeks after he was arraigned in Court, and incarcerated alongside seven other MPs for similar case.
The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has directed the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to summon and interrogate the Senator, over claims that he uttered utterances tantamount to ethnic incitement when he addressed residents in Butula, Busia County on Monday this week, during the homecoming of area Women Representative Florence Mutua.
The two were in police custody together over hate speech.
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Mutuku said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Ndegwa Muhoro recommended that the Opposition lawmaker be charged with the offence of Ethnic Contempt contrary to NCIC Act.
“I wish to confirm that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has received from the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), on the above subject matter.”
“In the file, the DPP has recommended that the suspect be charged with the offense of Ethnic Contempt, contrary to Section 62(1) of the NCIC Act No.12 of 2008,” said Mutuku, in a press statement on Thursday.
The Francis Ole Kaparo-led Commission has been directed to launch interrogations speedily and submit its recommendations to the DPP Keriako Tobiko for further legal action.
Muthama has already been summoned and he is set to appeare before NCIC board for grilling today (Friday) at around 2:00pm
“As the matter false under NCIC, the DPP has forwarded the inquiry file to the said Commission and directed that the suspect be interrogated and speedy investigations be conducted into the offensive utterances and the resultant inquiry file be forwarded to him for his appropriate action.”