BY ISAIAH LUCHELI
Should the minister fail to stop the charges, he might follow the footsteps of others before him like William Ruto and Henry Kosgey, which would see him in the cold as he fights the case in court.
The police have filed charges against Mwakwere over the utterances he made during by-election in his Matuga Constituency.
The High Court in July paved way for the arrest and prosecution of the minister for hate speech after Justice David Majanja dismissed Mwakwere’s petition that sought to block the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), police and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) from filing charges against him.
The judge had said in his ruling that unregulated speech would lead to social and political conflagration.
The Environment minister had moved to court to block Chief Inspector of Police Robert Mabera, Commissioner of Police, NCIC, the Attorney General and the DPP from arresting and prosecuting him.
In the application, Mwakwere stated that in the speech, he was airing his views on the historical injustices suffered by his people, which is a constitutional right guaranteed to him under Article 27 of the Constitution.