Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria’s attack on former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for allegedly being mistreated at the Mombasa BBI forum backfired badly with netizens showing no mercy for the vocal lawmaker.
Taking to Facebook, Kuria blamed Raila for his trouble, alleging that he was roughed up by Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok for failing to stand up when Raila accessed the Mama Ngina Waterfront park and in a suspicious manner, questioned if this would be the norm under a Raila presidency.
“Dear Raila Amolo Odinga. This is the idiot MCA Peter Imwatok of Makongeni, Nairobi who accosted me, took away my BBI hat and even my seat at the Mombasa BBI meeting. He is also the ODM minority whip in Nairobi County. My fault? Refusing to stand up when Baba entered the venue. Question: Baba is this how Kenya would be if you were to become President?” Kuria wrote.
At the same meeting, Nyali MP Mohammed Ali and his Suna East MP Junet Mohammed almost got into a fist fight over seating arrangements at the BBI rally in Mombasa on Saturday.
Organisers of the rally had underestimated the number of delegates expected, with fewer seats at the dais than the number of guests.
This forced several announcements by host Governor Hassan Joho and co-Master of Ceremony Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir that non-elected members, including their VIP bodyguards, had to move out of the dais.
“You have refused to listen to my language. Now, you will hear another language,” Nassir said.
Junet asked Ali to move to the back of the dais, saying the front row seats were reserved for Governors.
Ali had sat on one of the seats next to Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.
Ali refused to move, saying he is also an elected MP and had a right to be at the dais.
He accused Junet of picking on him, before pushing back Junet’s hands that had reached out for him.
However, Nassir and Joho intervened and calm was restored.
Ali continued sitting on the front row.