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  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Kenya minister suspended over hate speech

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    Roads assistant minister Wilfred Machage during a memorial service for six Kenyans, who died during the grenade attack at a No crusade in Nairobi's Uhuru Park, at the All Saints Cathedral June 17, 2010. He was suspended from government until a hate speech case against him is determined


    By ANTHONY KARIUKI
    Posted Thursday, June 17 2010 at 17:11


    A Kenyan minister has been suspended from government, a day after he was charged with incitement to violence.

    Dr Wilfred Machage, the assistant minister for Roads, was suspended by President Kibaki on Thursday.

    "His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, CGH, MP, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has today suspended Hon. Dr. Wilfred Machage from the office of Assistant Minister pending determination of the hate speech case in court against the Assistant Minister," said a statement from the President's office.

    The Kuria MP is out on a Sh100,000 bail following charges on four counts of incitement to violence on Wednesday.

    He, however, denied the charge before Chief Magistrate Gilbert Mutembei and will appear in court on June 21 for the mention of his case together with three others.

    Stir hatred

    Mr Machage is accused of uttering inciting words likely to stir ethnic hatred during the launch of the No secretariat on June 10.

    He is accused of saying the words: "WaMaasai chenu hakiko Rift Valley, mashamba yenu yote yataenda kwa serikali." (You the Maasai, all your land in Rift Valley will be repossessed by the government).

    On the second count, Dr Machage is accused of saying: "WaKikuyu wahame Rift Valley mahali kulimilikiwa na WaDorobo." (Kikuyus migrate from Rift Valley, your land was initially inhabited by the Dorobos).

    And on the third count, he is said to have uttered the words: "Nairobi tokeni hii ni shamba la WaMaasai." (Nairobians, this land belongs to the Maasai, get out).

    And lastly, Dr Machage is accused of having said: "WaJaluo wahame shamba la WaKuria, hata tutatumia nguvu." (Luos should move out of Kuria land, we shall even use force).

    The Kuria MP and his counterparts Fred Kapondi (Mt Elgon) and Joshua Kutuny (Cherangany) were picked up by police on Tuesday over allegations of hate speech.

    They all denied the charges and are out on bail.

    Hate speech attracts a penalty of up to three years jail or a Sh1 million fine or both.

    Defeat new law

    The three MPs and politician Christine Nyagitha, who is also facing hate speech charges, belong to the No camp that is opposed to the proposed constitution.

    The grouping led by Higher Education minister William Ruto and the Church is opposed to provisions on the proposed constitution touching on land, kadhi courts and abortion.

    They have vowed to defeat the new law at the referendum set for August 4.

    In their quest, the No team will have to contend with their rivals in the Yes camp, led by President Kibaki and PM Odinga, who are pushing for the ratification of the document at the vote.

    A recent opinion poll, by research firm Synovate conducted in May, showed that while the Yes camp was still in the lead its support base had waned, with 57 per cent reporting in favour of the proposed law while 21pc said they will oppose it.

    Daily Nation:*- Referendum*|Kenya minister suspended over hate speech
     
  2. RealDeal

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    Nice move!!
     
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    Well done!! Viboko labda vitawaamsha
     
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    Tanzania wangefanya haya?? I can recall incidence ya Ditopile Mzuzuri, halafu nakosa cha kusema wala kufanya. Sasa hivi tumepigwa changa la macho la akina chenge, mramba, yona na mgonja ambao wanaendelea tu kutesa na maisha yao huku wadanganyika tukitumaiinishwa kwamba wana kesi mahakamani. Congrats Kenya, congrats President Kibaki.
     
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    Congrats, lakini elewa kuwa Tanzania hatujafikia hatua ya kulipuana kama jirani zetu...
     
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    Good move Kibaki. Make an example of them. (enzi za MO1 wangeingia detention) He is a whole Dr.-I am assuming he is a learned chap!!!
    lakini I wonder how much he was paid to make such utterances?

    Hawa ndio "Waheshimiwa" eti?
     
  7. Lukolo

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    Kwani hiyo ya kulipuana ina tofauti gani na ile ya kuzika watu wakiwa hai kule Bulyanihulu? Au ina tofauti gani na ile ya Ditopile kumpiga risasi dereva wa daladala? Au ya Zombe kuwaua wale wafanyabiashara? Na uliona hatua gani zimechukuliwa?
     
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    Until when the mentality of Mwenzetu itoke vichwani mwa watoa maamuzi
     
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    Angehamishwa wizara
     
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    Oh kumbe unaelewa hilo sasa kwanini baba Kibaki ana-delay process ya Ocampo? Double Justice???.

    Baba Kibaki hakuwa na jinsi hapo!.. maana waziri ameyafanya waziwazi mbele ya National TV wakati yuko under pressure ya Ocampo... Kumbuka Dito na Zombe wote walifikishwa mahakamani na sheria ilichukua mkondo wake. Kwani wako wapi sasa hivi??. Huko Kenya hao mawaziri wana-incite a CIVIL WAR kitu ambacho nasema hakijawahi tokea kwa mawaziri/viongozi wa bongo!!!.

    Anyway i still respect your opinions.
     
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    Jk upooooooooooooo
     
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    hawa jamaa wana chuki sana, sijui watakuwaje kny EAC hawafai kabisa
     
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    It's not like that, they are just corrupt. But about civil war, that's your guess.
     
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    Stereotyping wount help this community, its good we get to understand people before we can make judgements. Am a kenyan na sina chuki hata, I just speak my mind.
     
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    Bantugbro JF-Expert Member

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    You might be right...but take a look once again this is dangerous....

    "The Kuria MP is out on a Sh100,000 bail following charges on four counts of incitement to violence on Wednesday.
    Mr Machage is accused of uttering inciting words likely to stir ethnic hatred during the launch of the No secretariat on June 10.

    He is accused of saying the words: "WaMaasai chenu hakiko Rift Valley, mashamba yenu yote yataenda kwa serikali." (You the Maasai, all your land in Rift Valley will be repossessed by the government).

    On the second count, Dr Machage is accused of saying: "WaKikuyu wahame Rift Valley mahali kulimilikiwa na WaDorobo." (Kikuyus migrate from Rift Valley, your land was initially inhabited by the Dorobos).

    And on the third count, he is said to have uttered the words: "Nairobi tokeni hii ni shamba la WaMaasai." (Nairobians, this land belongs to the Maasai, get out).

    And lastly, Dr Machage is accused of having said: "WaJaluo wahame shamba la WaKuria, hata tutatumia nguvu." (Luos should move out of Kuria land, we shall even use force)."
     
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    Thats the energy we need in Africa
     
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    Zhule JF-Expert Member

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    That's fine dude. tell us, what is ur stand. "hatred speech that can lead to civil war" mimi naunga mkono vipi wewe unasemaje.
     
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