Say no to politics of ‘madoadoa’

Mithika Linturi

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi speaks to the media at Gigiri Police Station on January 9, 2022. The senator was arrested over utterances he made during Deputy President William Ruto’s rally in Eldoret.

Photo credit: Francis Nderitu | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Senator Linturi's remarks were particularly damaging for Dr Ruto, who still bears the burden of the 2007-2008 post-election violence.
  • Dr Ruto’s opponents will have a field day playing and replaying clips of Mr Linturi’s outrageous verbal garbage.

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi was wise enough, rare for the Kenyan political animal, to apologise for the inflammatory ‘madoadoa’ (blemishes) remarks uttered at Deputy President William Ruto’s weekend rally in Eldoret Town. I suspect it was Dr Ruto himself who realised how damaging the remarks were to him personally and urged a quick apology.

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