Raila Odinga, Moses Kuria Dine at a Nairobi Restaurant
CORD principals led by Raila Odinga on Tuesday hosted Jubilee politician Moses Kuria over lunch at a popular Nairobi restaurant.
The lunch date which also saw other politicians accused of hate speech joining the duo comes days after Kuria was captured in a video making inflammatory and inciteful remarks targeting Raila.
In the video, Kuria is said to have called for the assassination of CORD leader Raila Odinga.
Kuria made the remarks at the thanksgiving ceremony of a vernacular station radio presenter held at the Safaricom indoor stadium, Kasarani.
The video which went viral prompted a sharp reaction from the Opposition politicians who demanded action against Kuria.
They called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to rein in Jubilee leaders to prevent similar utterances linked to events towards the 2007 post-election violence
Addressing a press conference in Nairobi at Raila’s Capitol Hill offices, the CORD MPs threatened to storm Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet’s office only later to be arrested for the remarks.
Today’s lunch meeting is likely to diffuse tension and promote tolerance among the leaders and within their supporters.