(Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu (left), Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti and Deputy President William Ruto. GRAPHICS/SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS).
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu on Tuesday, September 15, petitioned the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate Deputy President William Ruto and his allies over use of coded languages during public rallies
The former ODM activist accused the DP of using a coded language which he claims, poises danger to the country.
The legislator has accused the DP of using phrases like Watu Fulani (certain people) and Watu Wengine (other people) on social media and political forums to hit at the government.
— Hon Ngunjiri Wambugu (@ngunjiriwambugu) September 15, 2020
While refereeing to previous words Madoadoa (spots) and Kwekwe that were reportedly used as political phraseology between 2005 and 2007, Wambugu escalated that a rise in such phrases is health for the country.
“These words have been used most recently by MPs Johana Ng’eno (Emurua Dikirr) and Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), the DP William Ruto amongst others.
“Please note the phrases Watu Fulani and Watu Wengine are politically ambiguous and are being assumed to refer to a particular Kenyan political families. Others assume that these refer to a particular Kenyan economic sector. However, some fear that these phrases could as easily refer to a certain ethnic community. This means we must view these phrases as dangerous,” wrote the MP.
— Hon Ngunjiri Wambugu (@ngunjiriwambugu) September 11, 2020
Political analyst turned Ruto’s critic, Mutahi Ngunyi, has also slammed the DP for the same following a rally in Kisii County on Thursday, September 10.
“Dear Mt Kenya, William Ruto has revealed what is in his heart. Dear Mt Kenya or ‘Watu Fulani’ as Ruto calls you, open your eyes,” he penned.
Dear KIKUYUS, William Ruto has REVEALED what is in his HEART. Dear KIKUYUS or 'Watu Fulani' as RUTO calls you, OPEN your EYES. Tell RUTO that YOU cannot BUY a KIKUYU; you can ONLY RENT one. With Kikuyus, NOTHING is PERMANENT.
— Mutahi Ngunyi (@MutahiNgunyi) September 12, 2020
“We will comment after being assured that the DCI has received the letter,” Talaam stated while speaking with Kenyans.co.ke.