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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI ,17TH FEB,2021-ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga has likened the ‘hustlers versus dynasties’ narrative to Nazism saying it will have the same deadly consequences for Kenya like Nazism did for Germany.
Raila Odinga has however urged Parliament not to criminalize the ‘hustlers versus dynasties’ campaign slogan citing freedom of speech.
In a statement, Raila says, “I have learnt of a bill by Parliaments’ National Security Committee that seeks to criminalize Deputy President William Ruto’s hustlers versus dynasties’ campaign slogan and propose severe fines, jail term and even removal from office for any leaders who propagates it.”
While Raila says the slogan is divisive and deadly, he has strongly appealed to Members of Parliament to drop any attempts to legislate against the slogan.
“As a Country, we fought for, and should respect free speech and association. We should be able to allow the Deputy President and his team to continue with their choosen slogan without any inhibitions. Those of us who sees its dangers should continue educating our people against falling for it. I have faith that Kenyans will see through this divisive and potentially deadly rhetoric and its attacks on fellow Kenyans and reject it in the end,” He said.