Did Moses Kuria just say Raila should die now?

Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria is at it again- saying opposition leader Raila Odinga, perhaps, should die now.

Kuria is among Jubilee politicians who have for the last five years remained critical of the former prime minister who has unsuccessfully contested for the presidency four times.

On Sunday, the fire spitting MP attended a church service in Kiambu with Deputy President William Ruto and Governor Ferdinand Waititu where he caused a stir when he said maybe this is Raila’s time to die.

“That witchdoctor is currently in Mathare inciting people. He arrived [in the country on Friday] and within one day, five people lay dead, because of one person. Yesterday, six people died,” he said in a video shared on Facebook.

“Mr Raila Odinga you are not immortal you can also die. You can go to Mathare get stoned, die and we bury you. Who says you cannot die where you have gone (Mathare) to throw stones. You can die and maybe you should die.”

He spoke less than three months after making similar remarks in Nakuru in the run up to the October 26 repeat election when he called on the police to shoot and kill Raila.

“Mr Boinnet those guns you have are not toys. Those guns have bullets, do your work and put those guns into use, shoot them,” he said then in Nakuru in a video widely shared on social media.

“I want to tell Boinnet the work of police is to protect Kenyans…If Raila Amollo Odinga will be the first to break the law, shoot him. You residents of Nakuru, if a thief breaks the law he is shot. If Raila breaks the law why can’t he be shot?”

Raila returned to the country from a ten-day trip to the US on Friday.

His return was marred by chaotic scenes as his convoy snaked its way from JKIA to Uhuru Park where he was scheduled to address a rally.

Police heavily deployed at the city centre and succeeded in repulsing his supporters who were escorting him to Uhuru Park.

Five people were shot dead during the melee.

On Saturday, seven people said to be opposition supporters were also killed in Mathare, a development the opposition described as ethnic cleansing.

Mathare MP Anthony Oluoch was also shot in the leg when he visited bereaved families in the constituency.

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