- NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula stirred twitter when he posted a remark against the harassment and intimidation of opposition leaders
- Kenyans on twitter did not take his tweet positively
- Many reminded him of the move he pulled by skipping the recent swearing-in of Principal Raila Odinga
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and National Super Alliance (NASA) Coalition co-principal Moses Wetangula found himself on the receiving end when his tweet rubbed netizens the wrong way on Thursday, February 1.
Wetangula’s tweet was triggered by the arrest of Ruaraka Member of Parliament Tom Joseph Kajwang. TJ, as he is popularly known, was arrested on Wednesday over what officials termed as his role Tuesday’s symbolic ‘swearing-in’ of NASA Leader Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President’.
The legislator, who stood behind Raila during the event held at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, was arrested at Milimani Law Courts on Wednesday afternoon and taken to the DCI headquarters for grilling.
As Mr. Odinga took the oath, Mr. Kajwang’ stood right behind him, although his role in the exercise remains unclear.
Wetangula, who was visibly absent for the NASA swearing-in fete tweeted his feelings towards the move by the government to charge those involved.
The harassment, intimidation and humiliation of opposition leaders is primitive and only leads to polarizing the country even more. stop it— Sen.Moses Wetang'ula (@Wetangulam) February 2, 2018
Following his absence along other NASA co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka, many supporters were unhappy with him and his tweet only fueled their anger.
Although NASA co-principal called a press brief on Thursday, February one where they assured supporters they were still united, many supporters did not seem to buy the idea.
Majority of the responses he evoked called upon him to quit blaming the government while he cowered during opposition’s major moment. Others called him a deserter who waited until the last minute before abandoning course.
Here are some of the views from his followers;
You keep confusing us sana, it's now 'opposition leaders'. Then why did you swear in Raila? To make him happy and peacefully move on?
Kindly remind Mbadi and the rest to accept that you are OPPOSITION LEADERS.!— Bryan Mutiga (@Bryanmutiga1) February 2, 2018
But polarization of the country has been your mission since 2013. So the intimidation is actually helping you achieve your goals.— Francis Muya. (@franmuya) February 2, 2018
You missed the swearing in, u definitely got it wrong, hatuna stori yako tena.— Tweya (@MannuTweya) February 2, 2018
Stop tweeting about oppression. The ppl give u power n u still ran back to ur oppressors for security! Stockholm syndrome! Now go free #MigunaMigunaArrested or we March for freedom!— Ida (@idabarack) February 2, 2018
@Wetangulam I thought you had a government in place to cater for all you need I.e security etc..do not fight the government rudely but fight it in a more decent manner my friend since you're equally incapable of fighting the super duo of UhuRuto.— Alex Marigo (@Marigojnr) February 2, 2018
Your primitive politics & ethnic mobilisation that has already polarized the country. We were heading to ground zero.
About time someone beat some sense into those arid heads of politicians.
Freedom without responsibility is a sure recipe for disaster.— WaNduta (@WaNduta8) February 2, 2018
u r a coward Weta— Patty wa Agnes Oduya (@WaAgnes) February 2, 2018
Wetangula is from today Opposition to HE. Raila Odinga's gov't. You are a coward accepting to be in opposition when we have arrived in Canaan. See your life Hon. Wetangulam.— Benson Mutembei Nchamba (@benmutembei012) February 2, 2018
If you had showed up on 30th you could have sent a strong massage to government that the opposition is stronger than them. If Raila doesn’t have government Security and he showed up he is a man and you?— Jerry (@LocusOdipo) February 2, 2018
Primitive leaders like you and your ilk, who got no clue about what opposition politics is, must be met their level with equal measure... Let Jubilee work.— David N. Ngigi (@stadesventures) February 2, 2018
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