Mutahi Ngunyi remarks against Raila sparks uproar among Kenyans online
By Fay Ngina
| December 22nd 2017
Controversial political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi, on 20 November told National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga that he can die if he wants to. This is in response to his (Raila) speech at the burial of Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze on Tuesday 19 November at Kyondoni village in Makueni County.
Mr Ngunyi went ahead and told the Opposition leader that he should stop threatening people.
“If Raila wants to DIE, No one has STOPPED him. He can DIE, if it MAKES him HAPPY. He does NOT need OUR Permission. But he should STOP 'Vitisho',” Mutahi posted on his social media pages.
During his speech at the burial, Raila Odinga told AG Muigai that they are not afraid of dying for the sake of Kenya.
“I want to answer Prof Muigai and his bosses today that we are not afraid of dying for the sake of this country… His repeated threats to open treason charges against us will not stop us from our planned swearing-in,” said Raila.
"They should stop trying to intimidate me about treason. I am ready to be sworn in and die. We will be sworn in na wafanye vile wanataka kufanya (let them do whatever they want)… Kenyans want electoral justice, a reformed police service which doesn’t use brutal force, an independent Judiciary which cannot be intimidated by the ex-executive, and strengthened devolution," he added.
However, Mutahi’s remarks were not met well by Kenyans on social media and mostly NASA supporters. Here is what some of them had to say;
CAN you PLEASE stop screaming and address a more uniting, constructive and positive TOPIC? People like YOU are destroying this country with your hate speech. THANKS— Dirk-Jan Koeman (@dirkjankoeman) December 21, 2017
One thing u DO NOT KNOW..u earn ur living by being obsessed with RAO.BAD NEWS SELL FAST..the reason for hating OPPOSITION n LUO nation.Earn ur living honorably,start a NEW GOOD LIFE.YEAR 2018 brother. MERRY X-MAS.— Simon Njau (@simonnjau10) December 21, 2017
Which University awarded you that prof title you bandy around, everything about you is fake.— Obungan J. (@ObunganJ) December 21, 2017
Hahaha...you have nothing to say to the public— Patrick Oyigo (@OyigoPatrick) December 21, 2017
Don't you have something better to do.. Rather than obsess over Raila.. Get a life— Pamela (@Pam97robert) December 21, 2017
Boss do you ever get tired of thinking about Raila. you spend too much energy & time thinking about this Man....if you put the same energy in salvaging your community you would be much far— Nyamai (@enyamai2) December 21, 2017
whoever is asking mutahi whether he has nothing else to do...am wondering why follow someone who has nothing to do— @George_Best (@Geom_best) December 21, 2017
You are obsessed with this guy. You have nothing constructive to do with your time.— Jina-kubwa (@caloti) December 21, 2017
You are running out of ideas Ngunyi find yourself a new vocation Raila is not your equal nor Uhuru's.— Stanley Kefa Ofula (@ofula_stanley) December 21, 2017
Have u got your this month "salary?"... Ama u have not reached maximum " raila points" to earn it???— Larry Kogogo (@LKogogo) December 20, 2017
You're an intellectual con man no one ever listens to your non sense anymore these days you can as well lecture your master maybe he pays you for it. Raila doesn't need any advice from you.— Mr (@Mcagenyo) December 20, 2017
Your tweets are loosing taste, The world doesn't revolve around Raila neither does Kenyan politics, give us a different topic— Danfas (@oiredan) December 20, 2017
The level of discourse you engage in nowadays is way beneath the level of education of someone of your standing. Challenge our minds, don't give us the tired and obvious rhetoric!— Enock Muyonga (@emuyonga) December 20, 2017
Rails is not a person of caliber... You should respect for heavens sake..you mr fake activist— matana oscar matana (@imolioscar) December 20, 2017
Mutahi Ngunyi earns his daily bread by wrongly portraying Raila as a failure who stands on a ground encumbered with ruins of his hopes. Ngunyi's tweets are becoming boring.— kipkoech mitei Rober (@MiteiRober) December 20, 2017
Raila has not asked for ua permission he was answering wat u guys said about death he told u he does not fear death so wacha kuwa tribalist— Frank Nyamweya (@nyamweya_frank) December 20, 2017
What has Raila done to ngunyi? It’s more than meets the eye. Hatred with passion. Even uhuru doesn’t hate Raila that much in spite of their political rivalry. Hiyo chuki itakumaliza mwenyewe— Abdullahi Hersi (@AbdullahiHers10) December 20, 2017
Is this the Ngunyi we used to admire reading on Sunday Nation? Ama huyu ni Jnr?— Henry Parsimei Roime (@henryroimen) December 20, 2017
Did ngunyi study raila alone in his career?
Coz hv never heard him speak of anything else— Prof:Ware (@MartineWere) December 21, 2017
You are so mean mutahi, try to soften your position with Rt hon Raila Amollo Odinga as much as you're entitled to your opinion.— Sn (@sillabob2) December 21, 2017
Because of him people like you flaunt their rights when faced with scandals which sometimes back would have landed them in jail without bail. NYS CONSULTANT need to know this— Carey Orege (@OregeCarey) December 20, 2017
If Mutahi wants to remain A FAKE PROF and A THIEF OF PUBLIC FUNDS. No one has stopped him. He can remain A THIEF and A HOGWASH. If it MAKES him HAPPY. He does NOT need our permission. But he should stop kushuta shuta ovyo ovyo.— Mohd Noor Ali (@MohdNoorAli4) December 20, 2017
A professor is somebody who has done so much in a given area. Ngunyi is a professor on Raila. He will follow Raila even when he goes to the loo. It's like next time he will tell us why Raila use tissue paper the wrong way.— Stephen Okoth (@Stephen45932276) December 20, 2017
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