Arrest Babu Owino for insulting the Presidency, Jubilee Senators say

Arrest Babu Owino for insulting the Presidency, Jubilee Senators say

Jubilee Senators have called for the arrest and prosecution of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino over indecent remarks he made over the weekend during an opposition rally in Kawangware, Nairobi.

Led by Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata, the  Senators said Babu’s utterances may trigger unnecessary unrest  in the country in the run up to the repeat presidential polls.

The senators  want the National Police Service and National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to take action against the first-time lawmaker.

“If Babu remarks are not checked, it belittles the stature of the presidency,” Senator Irungu told Journalists on Monday at Parliament Building.

“This is a total shame as it also demeans mothers in the country,” he added.

Senator Irungu was flanked by Laikipia Senator John Kinyua and his Nandi counterpart Cherargei Kiprotich, petitioned the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and NCIC to investigate the controversial legislator with a view of pressing charges against him.

Nandi senator Kiprotich said it was unfortunate for the former SONU leader to disrespect and insult the presidency, adding that the Francis Ole Kaparo led commission should not hesitate to take action.

On Sunday, Owino, caused a stir when he talked of removing an unnamed leader in the same way Muammar Gadaffi of Libya, Yahya Jameh of The Gambia and Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast had been kicked out of power.

Meanwhile, a defiant Owino has said he will not apologise for calling anybody “Mtoto wa Mbwa”.

“I will not apologize to anyone because I called nobody’s name during yesterday’s address. We have so many Presidents in Kenya, from the President of SONU to all presidents of students’ union in Kenya, President of the Supreme Court, President of Youth Senate and many more. However, I will stick to objective politics and will never abuse anybody. Let my brothers and sisters from the Kikuyu nation know that I did not abuse their President. One Kenya, one nation. Lastly, in law, calling someone a mtoto wa umbwa (a puppy) is not an abuse. God bless Kenya. Babu Owino,” he posted on his Facebook page.

This comes as angry residents of Kiambu staged protests for the better part of Monday in what they termed as insults against President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Government on Sunday by the Embakasi East lawmaker.

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