Arrest of politicians over hate speech is laudable

Mithika Linturi

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi (centre) inside a police car at Kaptembwo Police Station Nakuru on January 9, 2022 after being arrested in Eldoret over utterances he made at a political rally.

Photo credit: Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The arrest of politicians over hate speech should serve as an example to maintain the peace as we approach elections, says Jerry Kenyansa.
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Inciters • The authorities, says Jerry Kenyansa, deserve praise for the speed with which they arrested and charged politicians with incitement at public rallies. “This should serve as an example to maintain the peace as we approach elections. Party whips should not spare anybody who utters words that violate the Constitution. They should be arrested immediately.” His contact is [email protected].

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