Political leaders and different prominent personalities took to social media reacting to Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi’s remarks on Mama Ngina Kenyatta. While addressing the media from his home, the legislator was heard throwing jabs and tantrums against President Kenyatta. The vocal member of parliament however used what Kenyans interpreted as a vulgar language, and in particular meant to demean the image of Mama Ngina Kenyatta; the mother to President Kenyatta.
Oscar Sudi while airing his bitterness against the President’s conduct with regard to the Deputy President ended up dragging the President’s mother through the murk. The MP made obscene remarks in reference to the former first lady’s reproductive organs, of which we’re bound not to mention out of professional ethics and code of conduct.
Leaders from both sides of the aisle have however come out to defend the former first lady and collectively condemned the legislator’s remarks. The Deputy President was the first to come out urging his allies to desist from attacking the president and using abusive language. Ruto argued that no amount of anger justifies use of abusive language. Homa Bay Women Representative urged the Deputy President to apologize on behalf of his allies.
Some however, could be heard justifying the Legislator’s conduct, arguing the remarks were well within the ambits of freedom of expression. Miguna Miguna fired salvos at the head of state claiming the mention of Mama Ngina’s name alone doesn’t amount to use of abusive language and therefore criminality. Kenyans are asked to refrain from use of offensive language and incitement and especially the abuse of digital space.