President Uhuru Kenyatta urged to unite Kenyans after poll

The Mwingi Central MP, Dr. Gideon Mulyungi has called on President elect, Uhuru Kenyatta to unite the country after a charged political poll outcome.

Dr. Mulyungi, a fiery first time legislator, who is facing hate speech charges and offensive conduct, said the country is divided in the middle, adding that the coming days should be used to ensure normalcy returns amongst communities.

Kenya is divided along ethnic lines following the outcome of the elections. We did not participate in the process since our presidential candidate had withdrawn after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) failed to meet NASA’s irreducible minimums, said the Wiper Party MP.

Speaking in Mwingi town on Tuesday after a meet the tour people thanking them for their prayers and moral support, Dr. Mulyungi challenged President Kenyatta to dialogue with Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka on modalities of moving the country forward.

The country is polarized. Kenya belongs to all of us. President Kenyatta should focus his energies on rebuilding Kenya and leave me alone. Concentrate your energies on matters of national importance not Mulyungi, said the legislator.

He observed that the voice of the people was loud and clear on October 26 as they heeded the NASA clarion calls to boycott the shambolic elections following the nullification of the Presidential results by the Supreme Court on September 1.

Dr. Mulyungi called on area residents to coexist peacefully, adding that peace is the only panacea to a prosperous country and bright future for all citizens.

I urge all of you to wait for communication from NASA on the way forward regarding our political stand and options available in the coming days before another election, said the MP amid applause from the crowd.

The legislator, fondly known as ‘Tsunami’ by the locals, said he will not relent in his pursuit for justice, equity, fairness and good governance until the same is realized in the country for the benefit of the citizenry.

The MP was arraigned in court on Monday over hate speech remarks against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Appearing before Kitui High Court Judge, Maryanne Murage, Dr. Mulyungi pleaded not guilty for the three accounts leveled against him.

The court heard that on diverse dates in September and October, the legislator made inflammatory remarks against President Kenyatta during a NASA rally.

Dr. Mulyungi was also charged with offensive conduct in public and defaming former Kitui Senator, David Musila and fellow MP, Rachael Nyamai.

The first time MP, who was represented by lawyer, Daniel Maanzo was released on a cash bail of Sh. 200, 000 pending the hearing of his case in November 23.

Source: Kenya News Agency