Wednesday, 2 March 2011
DOES FAILURE TO MENTION NAMES MAKE RAILA ODINGA'S 'HATE SPEECHES' OK?
What exactly constitutes hate speech in Kenya? Whereas Kenya's
Finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta has been roundly criticized for his outbursts, especially after they were given prominence in the mainstream media, the same cannot be said of public pronouncements by Prime minister Raila Odinga.
Much as Raila's remarks probably fall under the same realm of abusive and potentially divisive utterances, they somehow didn't seem to interest the local media, as much as Uhuru's coarse comments.
Again, using the power of Storify to aggregate some of the reactions about the Prime minister's speeches, it nevertheless emerges there are those, who feel Raila too, has on a number of occasions been out of line.