The Nyali Constituency member of parliament Mohammed Ali makes a point at a past press conference. [Source Courtesy]
The Nyali Constituency member of parliament Mohammed Ali has weighed in on the controversy triggered by an announcement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations DCI boss George Kinoti that the post-election violence cases will be revisited.
Writing on his Facebook page on Monday evening, the outspoken legislator revealed why the cases were being revived many years later. The former journalist claimed that the reopening of the cases was being done with the express view of fomenting chaos
Mr. Mohammed Ali said the DCI boss announcement was a strong indication that the country was heading in the wrong direction. He lashed out at Kinoti fo seeking to play politics with a sensitive matter and warned that that that path would cause the country untold harm.
“BBI has failed so they want to start clashes. The system is capable of doing that. Our country is heading in the wrong direction. Whoever is misleading and misadvising these POWER HUNGRY people are doing the country a lot of harm. GEORGE MAINGI KINOTI is playing politics by using PEV victims. The very insensitive thing I have seen in my life. Any time you see THE POLICE prosecuting a case in the MEDIA just know they have no evidence to forward it to the DPP, and want to whip PUBLIC emotions and SYMPATHY. What of PEV in NAIVASHA, COAST, NAIROBI, and NAKURU? double standards, ” the Facebook post by the Nyali member of parliament Mohammed Ali on Monday read.
Questions have been raised about the timing of the announcement. It comes as the country hurtles towards a general election in 2022. Allies of the deputy president see the announcement as a political move to tame William Ruto who has stated that he will seek the top seat. The Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen lashed out at the DCI boss for allowing himself to be used for political purposes.
William Ruto is yet to say a word on the announcement to reopen post election violence cases. He jetted back into the country silently today after spending time in Dubai.