In October 2017, Kandara MP Alice Wahome was recorded on video assaulting a returning officer Martin Malonza over election results.
The Member of Parliament never condemned the police brutality that had followed over the disputed August election, neither the one that followed after the equally sham October elections.
The MP who is an ally of Deputy President William Ruto yesterday wrote on her social media accounts condemning Police Brutality:
“What instructions were given to Law enforcement agencies.This harassment and treating Kenyans with such indignity is what I raised on 29 th Dec 2019 during the burial of Dr Charles Rubia.Dr Fred Matiang’i must apologize to Kenyans and take responsibility” , she wrote.
However, based on her previous character as a supporter of violence against people who were perceived as opposinf the corrupt Kenyan state, the legislator was immediately shut down.
Below are some of the replies she attracted from all walks of life.
Mama, sit down. We have not forgotten your military fatigues and full support to police brutality in 2017. Do this, sanitize your tongue first, make a tweet-print of it then come back to comment in the manner you are itching to. Sit down, auntie Alice. https://t.co/HaDLRta9WP
— Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba (@silasjakakimba) March 28, 2020
Stop right there, @WahomeHon; You wore military fatigues in 2017 with your Jubilee Women Brigade preaching to us how you'll reign terror on opposition protesters who didn't like the Jubilee Party. Kenyans will not take lectures from Al Shabaab, and your fellow Jubilee terrorists. https://t.co/QsqWC0ETRF
— Gabriel Oguda (@gabrieloguda) March 28, 2020
Kenyans have not forgotten that you assaulted a returning officer during elections. You are part of the problem!! 😏😏 https://t.co/GRZAYAd3R0
— Miss T. (@tinaokore) March 28, 2020
Funny that you started seeing police brutality in Dec 2019. https://t.co/gxIimiBQtQ
— Kipkalya Kones (@CollinceBey) March 28, 2020
Have you apologised for beating a returning officer in your constituency 3 years ago?.. or you are behaving like a monkey after seeing the ugly behind of a colleague. https://t.co/6jAhLvhDz9
— Muokatene Ken (@KenMuokatene) March 28, 2020
You should be the last person to condem the police in brutality,leave that to us given your past violent ways against the poor IEBC official
— AbuSakeena (@FauzKhalid) March 28, 2020