It’s just a week into 2022 and a number of us have so much to look forward to considering the individual new year resolutions set, among other lined up events like the upcoming elections, national examinations as well as the ongoing AFCON matches.
From the look of things, 2022 is set to be an eventful year with a number of politicians already touring counties in a bid to sell their agenda.
With several organizations and agencies on the frontline calling for peace during this campaign and election season, some politicians have already found themselves on the wrong side over their utterances and engagements.
On Saturday, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi sparked outrage after using the ‘madoadoa’ term during his speech at Ruto’s rally in Eldoret. His speech opened a can of worms as Kenyans and other politicians called him out for using a term that was linked to the 2007 post-election violence.
The DPP also stepped in over the matter and ordered for investigation; a move that was followed by the arrest of the senator who will on Monday be arraigned in court.
In response to his speech, ODM party leader Raila Odinga who is a top contestant for the presidential seat in the 2022 elections assured Kenyans of safety adding that the government will protect them.
What do you think the government should do better in order to ensure peaceful campaigns and elections?
Here are the news stories making headlines on Opera News App today;
Bomet William Ruto’s Followers Forced to Sleep in an Open Field as All Lodges Are Fully Booked
Supporters of the deputy president who hoped to spend a night at Bomet town ahead of his rally have been forced to seek accommodation in the nearby Kericho county after all lodges and hotels in the town were filled by 6 pm Sunday evening.
Most of those who couldn’t manage to find their way to the nearby county were forced to spend a night at the venue of the rally, green stadium. Speaking to TAAcH FM reporter Weldon Kirui a victim of the situation said they with his friends traveled from Narok South hoping to spend a night at the town but their trial to find a room bore no fruit.
“We Will Come For You” Kisii MP Threatens Ruto Over Madoadoa Remarks
Meru senator, Mithika Linturi, has become a subject of discussion in the news headlines following his reckless statement in Eldoret. The senator was part of the brigade that accompanied the deputy president for the mega event on Saturday.
In his speech, Linturi urged Uasin Gishu residents to do away with those politicians who are against UDA party. The lawmaker referred to those people as Madoadoa.
Mithika Linturi To Be Arraigned In Nakuru Court Over Incitement And Hate Speech This Morning
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi who spent the night at Kaptembwa Police Station will be arraigned in court Monday morning to answer charges of incitement and hate speech.
Senator Mithika Linturi was escorted to the cells at Kaptembwa Police Station on Sunday.
Linturi was first apprehended in Nakuru on his way from Eldoret where he had made inflammatory remarks at a Ruto rally held on Saturday at Eldoret Sports Ground.