Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/COURTESY

By Sarah Omondi

A day after Meru Senator Mithika Linturi was arrested over last week remarks in Eldoret where he described those opposed to Deputy President William Ruto’s bid as ‘madoadoa’, the DP has apologised to Kenyans.

The country’s second in command asked his Hustler lieutenants to avoid inflammatory remarks in public meetings and security agencies to impartially deal with hate mongers and not to be used to settle political scores.

“I want to tell members of my team that all of us must mind our language and be careful what we say so that we can unite this country while we head to August elections,” Dr Ruto said.

The DP said the relevant agencies should ensure law on hate speech is applied without biasness.

Several leaders among them Raila Odinga and Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja have condemned the remarks by Mr Linturi which they said could polarise the country.

Mr Linturi, during the rally in Uasin Gishu, said the “spots” should be ejected raising eyebrows and attracting attention of the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.

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