Renown political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi is back in the headlines and is hitting back at the government over his recent controversial video on the late Joseph Nkaissery’s death.
Just recently, the government, through ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, accused Mutahi Ngunyi of propagating hate speech through his political videos on YouTube.
Not one to keep quiet, Ngunyi responded to the accusations through his recent episode of The Fifth Estate, he defended his analysis saying they were in no way fanning hate speech, that he and his students were simply asking the real and hard questions that Kenyans want answered.
“This past weeks some fellows from government attacked us and accused us of being biased. For the avoidance of doubt, I want to categorically state that we are biased. We are unapologetically biased towards haters of the country, against those who said that Kenya is no longer viable, and the crooked media.” Ngunyi stated.
Mutahi didn’t mince his words when his made his political stand known. The Professor who popularised the theory of ‘Tyranny of Numbers’, told off critics saying he is guilty if supporting Uhuru Kenyatta is a crime.
“If supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta which we do is wrong, we do not choose to be right, If criticizing Opposition leader Raila Odinga is wrong, we do not choose to be right.” Mutahi said.
He also spoke about the video of the moment, the one that touched on the death of Joseph Nkaissery, where he said the late former CS was assassinated.
“If asking hard questions on the death of interior CS Joseph Nkaissery is wrong, we do not choose to be right either.” Mutahi added.
It will be remembered that last Friday (July, 14), ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru asked Google, the owners of video-sharing platform YouTube, to pull down the video on Nkaissery’s assassination, with claims that it was creating unnecessary tension in the country especially during these times of elections.
Kenyans go to the polls on August 8.