Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has faulted police for failing to take action on goons who beat politicians aligned to Jubilee Candidate McDonald Mariga during the Kibra byelection voting day on November 7.
Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale and his Kimilili counterpart Didimus Barasa, on Thursday, faced the wrath of irate mobs in Kibra over claims that they were bribing voters.
Susan said, “I watched the police stand and watch as goons attacked an MP but police stood there as if they are watching a movie” adding that “If they can do that to an MP, they are capable of doing worse to an ordinary person”.
The Senator who spoke in Nakuru County demanded that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi also allow Jubilee MPs to have goons so that in 2022, they are protected by them.
“I want to ask Matiangi, if it has reached a point where we must have goons to have security, then we should be told that so that we can organise young men together so that in 2022 we have our goons” she said adding “we do not want to go that direction in the country”
She accused Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga of endorsing the use of violence in Kibra which she termed retrogressive.
“I want to tell Raila that we cannot go back to the politics of intimidation, coercion, and backwardness.”
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Similar sentiments were echoed by Jubilee leaders including Deputy President William Ruto who accused the ODM Party of using “terrorists” to win the Kibra seat.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, on Facebook, criticised Kenyans for making fun on the violence meted upon Khalwale and Didimus in Kibra.