Jubilee MP, Moses Kuria, has said that he would have preferred that police had killed more CORD protesters than just four people.
The Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, famous for his controversial statements, said police should have killed more demonstrators who took part in the anti-IEBC demos in Kisumu and Siaya counties on Monday May 23, 2016. He added that the shooting mastery of police is doubtful and if they knew their job, would have killed more protesters.
The Member of Parliament was reacting to the news that four people had died in the countrywide protest demanding the sacking of IEBC commissioners from office.
Kuria posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday May 24 that CORD leaders should miraculously wake the four dead people up to carry on with the protest.
The internet reacted to Moses Kuria IEBC comment differently with a large number of them showing dismay. Some lashed the representative of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s home constituency, while others concurred with his opinion.
Besides sharing the nerve-wrecking comment, Kuria also shared that he had written a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, saying that CORD leaders were conducting demonstrations that risk the peace and security of the country.
A fight erupted between him and CORD co-principal Moses Wetangula over the matter, with the fight seemingly getting personal. Wetangula asked on Twitter where he tagged fellow opposition leaders Kalonzo Musyoka and Raila Odinga:
“Does the poor tribal bigot even know who Ki Moon is or what he does?”
The Bungoma senator received a reply that is somewhat proportionate or even more to the question from the reported hate-speech monger. Kuria fired back:
“Yeah, I met him the day you collapsed in Kisumu coz of Viagra.”
CORD has been staging street protests, to get government remove the commissioners of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
The protests which have taken place four times have been chaotic with four people losing their lives after anti-riot police and individuals allied to CORD clashed in the recent episode.
Wetangula allegedly fainted in Kisumu airport some weeks back as he was flying back home, and was rushed to hospital. The cause of collapse has not been revealed.