State House Digital Director Denis Itumbi’s tweet comparing the actions of Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga of swearing himself in to that of Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro of causing trouble in a Church landed him in troubled with a section of Kenyans on Twitter.
Itumbi compared Odinga’s swearing in as the people’s president on January 30 this year, which he termed illegal, to yesterday’s arrest of Nyoro for causing trouble in a Church in Muranga County.
According to Itumbi, the police expressed bias in handling the two which shows ‘theirs justice for the rich and that for the hustler”.
He noted that Raila swore himself in as the People’s President yet the government never took any action against him.
On the other hand, he said the government moved with speed to arrest Ndindi who clashed with nominated MP Maina Kamanda clashed at Gitui Catholic Church in Kiharu.
Nyoro had demanding to be recognised as KIharu MP during the service but Kamanda turned down his request. This led to the chaos that made the service terminate prematurely.
The police would on Sunday issue a warrant for the MP’s arrest for allegedly assaulting a police officer and resisted arrest.
Police officers on Monday night finally arrested the MP after resisting earlier arrest on Sunday night after sneaking out of the Royal Media Services offices where he had gone for a show at Inooro TV.
While Raila was not arrested after his swearing in, his close lieutenants Ruaraka MP Kagwamg and Canadian based lawyer Miguna Miguna faced the government’s wrath for overseeing the oathing ceremony.
Kagwang was arrested a day after the event while Miguna was later deported to Canada.
Here are some of the Kenyans reactions on Twitter:
I once told you if you have real men balls in between your legs go vie for village elders position in your village, Raila isn’t your league don’t eat what you can’t swallow, Kitaeleweka being in opposition is a call and a sacrifice na bado.
— Hillaire Lilechi 🇰🇪 🌍 (@hills_prince) September 9, 2019
Some Kenyans reminded him that at some point he also supported piloce brutality
— #AfricaKillsHerSun (@JoeAsali) September 9, 2019
— Emmanuel (@ondiekemmanuel) September 9, 2019
You cannot compare Baba and that young man from murang’a….Baba is an institution yawah!
— Jimmy Thuku (@SirJimmyThuku) September 9, 2019
Kenya has now become a banana republic where state machinery is being used to silence those who oppose the dynasties. This won’t stop millions of Kenyans from supporting Ruto . Dynasties must fall
— Evans Muli. (@EvansMuli11) September 9, 2019
Why are you talking about Alice Wahome who was never arrested for assaulting an IEBC officer? Which justice are you talking about?
— Abdi said (@Abdibinsaid) September 9, 2019
Raila doesn’t swear himself in as the president of Kenya. Raila doesn’t beat up a police officer.
— Charles Wahinya™ (@Charleswahinya_) September 9, 2019
Nyoro is a small man,very inconsequential.His arrest only worried his villagers such as you@RailaOdinga is far much above ndindis theatrics
— James Jakadibo (@jakadibo100) September 10, 2019
How do you call a billionaire a hustler?
— Moses kinuthia (@muu_sir) September 9, 2019