ODM Boss ‘Mistreated’ over Kibra Remarks

ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale has revealed his ordeal after honouring summons by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).

Etale had been summoned by NCIC on December 3, exactly a month after he sent out a Facebook post in November 3 as the party wound up its Kibra by-election campaign.

ODM director of communications Philip Etale (left) confers with Party leader Raila Odinga in a past function. PHOTO: Courtesy

The ODM boss decried what he referred to as “arrogance and disrespect’ from a lady investigator assigned to his case.

Etale would also reveal that the Commission wanted to arrest him during the questioning when Mathare MP Anthony Oluoch intervened to secure his freedom.

I honoured the summon to appear before the NCIC. I expected fair treatment. I was instead mistreated. The investigations…

Posted by Philip Etale on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

In his message, Etale posted that the campaigns were over and that hotels should be closed to smoke out rodents and insects from the ‘bedroom.”

“We have wound up our public campaigns in Kibra. We have declared that all HOTELS should be closed. From tomorrow, the process of FUMIGATION will begin to clear cockroaches, bedbugs, mosquitoes and other insects from the bedroom. Hapo kitaeleweka,” read the post.

The remarks would, however not be taken lightly by NCIC  after netizens complained it was laced with alleged ethnic hatred.

The Kibra by-elections would experience pockets of unrest with leaders clashing during the voting exercise on November 7.

However, President Uhuru Kenyatta gave the exercise a clean bill of health, saying it was one of the most peaceful by-elections ever.


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