Chief Justice Willy Mutunga at the launch of the Governance and Human Rights Programme, that promotes justice and democracy, in Nairobi on Friday. Photo/COURTESY
There are signs politicians are dividing the public along ethnic lines, the CJ has said, and called for their taming to avert violence in the 2017 poll.
Warning violence could result from the general election, Willy Mutunga asked the civil society to take action before it is too late.
“If you have not heard them then you do not know anything about this country,” he said.
He spoke in Nairobi on Friday during the launch of the Governance and Human Rights Programme that promotes justice and democracy.
Mutunga’s warning comes amid investigations on several politicians, who have issued statement that have termed hateful and inciting.
On October 22, DPP Keriako Tobiko ordered the CID to investigate ODM Nairobi chairman George Aladwa, who allegedly said some people must die for Opposition leader Raila Odinga to be come president.
The DPP further said political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi and Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama have cases to answer concerning incitement.
Tobiko directed that Muthama be charged with incitement to violence, following statements issued during a Cord rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on September 23.
Ngunyi was summoned to record a statement over a post on Twitter on August 19, in which he described Luos as “poverty-stricken”.
Investigations were also ordered into Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, who denied inciting youths into violence, saying he was quoted out of context and a video of him edited.
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Source: The Star