Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi on Wednesday, September 9, declared that he would not apologise for sentiments he uttered against the first family and specifically, Mama Ngina Kenyatta.
Addressing a press briefing from his home, Sudi maintained that his sentiments had not been incited by Deputy President William Ruto.
“I was shocked to see ODM leader Raila Odinga speaking yesterday, why hadn’t he spoken when Gladys Wanga and Babu Owino insulted the president?” Sudi probed.
He accused the ODM party of double standards, indicating that members of the party had on numerous occasions insulted the president.
“I will apologise once people show me where I went wrong,” Sudi declared.
The vocal MP has been on the limelight following a viral video in which he attacked President Uhuru and his family.
He also spoke against the dramatic arrest of Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Nge’no who is facing Hate Speech charges.
Sudi’s video attracted countrywide outrage with a section of leaders among them women leaders demanding an apology.
Some of the vitriol had been directed towards Deputy President William Ruto who has been accused of sitting on the fence as his troops insult the president.
Sudi made the clarification on Monday evening, September 7, after DP Ruto called out leaders who were using insults against others to pass across their message.
“Unsavoury words against mothers and Head of State is a NO, NO. No amount of anger justifies use of offensive insulting language,” the DP wrote on social media.
Responding to the DP, Sudi maintained that he had not insulted other leaders, specifically Mama Ngina Kenyatta.
“I need to make a clarification here, I didn’t insult anybody’s mother. I just reiterated the fact that my mother, Mama Ngina and all other mothers are equal and they all deserve respect.
“However, my colleague Johanna Ng’eno was arrested because of mentioning Mama Ngina’s name. No one’s mother is more special than the other. That’s my take,” his response read in part.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) September 9, 2020
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