Kenyans on Twitter on Thursday took to the platform to demand for the the arrest of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko after he was captured on camera calling Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino unprintable words.
In an undated video clip widely shared online, the Nairobi County boss directs his tirades to the beleaguered youthful MP to wild cheers from a crowd.
Babu Owino was arrested on Monday and charged with subversion, incitement to violence and offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace. He was on Wednesday released on a Sh500, 000 bail and two sureties who must be persons of equal standings, but immediately rearrested by police officers.
The former SONU chairman was charged on Thursday at Kibera Law Court for causing grievous harm to a voter on election day.
A second charge stated that the MP used force to prevent the voter from voting on election date.
Kenyans on Twitter, however took issue with Sonko’s latest remarks and failure by the authorities to arrest him.
Here are some of their reactions:
Cyprian, Is Nyakundi said:" Failure to Arrest @MikeSonko for his SHOGA remarks will prove that all animals are not equal in Kenya's political scene # ArrestSonko,".
Nderitu Maina notes: " Two wrongs DON'T make a right. There should NOT be double standard in application of LAW!
Nobert Nyandire said: "The law shouldn't be applied selectively.
Disembe said: To @EACCKenya and @ODPP_KE where does the Governor Sonko "shoga" remarks fit in your justice system? # ArrestSonko,".
MugambiKaimenyi said: "This goon masquerading as honourable must be arrested ASAP
Robertziro notes: "Selective rule of law wont find anything wrong with Sonko's abusive remarks # ArrestSonko,".
EtaleAnne comments: "Apart from Shoga, Goon @MikeSonko also used other unprintable words against a fellow leader #ArrestSonko,".