NCIC (National Cohesion and Integration Commission) has summoned Raila Odinga over Madoadoa Remark he used while in a campaign trail in North Eastern.
While addressing a rally in Wajir earlier this week, the former prime minister asked the area’s electorate to shun “madoadoa” while electing their leaders.
The commission said on Friday that the term used by Raila denoted hate speech, especially at such times when politics are gaining momentum ahead of the August general election.
Raila: Hatutaki “madoadoa” In his sentiments, while he might have been misconstrued, Raila suggested to his audience in Wajir to only vote for Azimio leaders right from the presidency to the member of the county assembly.
“Hatutaki madoadoa katika kaunti ya Wajir, tunataka viongozi wote wachagulie ndani ya Azimio (We don’t want to see patches in Wajir County, we want all Azimio la Umoja leaders seeking elective seats to be elected uniformly),” Raila told an excited crowd.
Despite Raila’s efforts to expound on his remarks, a section of Kenyans online demanded that, just like Meru senator Mithika Linturi, the ODM boss be arrested on the grounds of uttering inciteful remarks.
He also used the ill-famed phase during his tour of Meru county on Thursday, March 10.
NCIC has now asked the ODM leader to appear before it next week.
“The NCIC has summoned His Excellency Rt Honourable Raila Odinga in response to remarks made in his meeting in Wajir county on March 9. In his remarks, he mentioned the term “Madoadoa” which is considered a hate speech term in Kenya,” partly read the NCIC press release.