Raila dismisses calls for incitement probe saying his Kajiado remarks were not hate speech


NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga has defended his remarks in Kajiado that raised eyebrows saying that they did not constitute hate speech and do not warrant probing.

Odinga dismissed those calling for an incitement probe for allegedly issuing hate remarks in Kajiado saying that the calls were “absolute nonsense” and that he did nothing wrong.

Odinga over the weekend is alleged to have told the Maasai community not to sell their ancestral land to outsiders.

Jubilee leaders pounced on the remarks terming them as hate speech and a call to incite the community and called on the NCIC and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to probe him for incitement.

Odinga was however adamant that nothing in his remarks constituted hate speech.

“You are wasting your valid time with investigations. What are you investigating?” he asked.

The opposition leader said that jubilee is now resulting to scapegoating as they have nothing left as they stare at defeat in the coming elections.

Jubilee ndio wanaongea juu wamekuwa na hofu. Wanaona Kenya imeanza kuchemka na wanatafuta excuses. Sina majuto…nichunguzwe nimefanya nini (Jubilee leaders are behind these allegation because they are running scared. They are looking for excuses since they can see that Kenyan is heating up. I do not have any regrets. What have I done to warrant an investigation)?” he asked.

Hakuna makosa yoyote nimefanya. Hapo wamekula hu…hakuna uhalifu wowote (I have done nothing wrong. There is no wrong doing).

Odinga also accused jubilee of sensationalizing his comments because they have messed up land charters.