Kikuyu Member of Parliament, Kimani Ichungwa has found himself on the receiving end after his ‘unfortunate’ remarks on the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i wrapped some social media users the wrong way.
Speaking on Sunday in Lari, Kiambu County, when he accompanied Deputy President at a function in the county, the outspoken Ruto-allied parliamentarian angrily torn into Matiang’i, daring him to arrest Ruto’s brigade.
Ichungwa in his remarks, labelled Matiang’i, by virtue of being an Abagusii as a man-eater, something that attracted wide criticism from the public.
The MP told Matiang’i to eat all of them (Tangatanga) and fill them in his stomach, insisting that they will still follow the deputy president despite the threats. “And for you Matiang’i, after eating and getting satisfied, you are now coming back to vomit on us. We want to tell you that we have not forgotten about the Ruaraka land. We will prove to you that we are not stupid. Don’t think that you will threaten us because you have the police,” remarked Ichungwa.
The visibly angry legislator slammed the CS for allegedly intimidating Ruto’s camp using stern warnings and his influence in the police force.
“Now because you have the policemen at your disposal, come and arrest us, if possible swallow us but one thing is for sure, we are not leaving William Ruto’s camp,” the legislator ranted.
His remarks, however, didn’t go well with many online users who accused the legislator of stereotyping the Kisii community as man-eaters.
Many demanded that the MP apologizes to the Kisii community immediately as his remarks were more likely to bring hatred among Kenyans.
While speaking on Friday at a function in Kirinyaga county, Matiang’i had strongly dismissed claims that he, together with his Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho were frustrating William Ruto and his Tanga-tanga brigade
Matiang’i said they were only serving the interests of the president, insisting that he would not be cowed by critics, a statement clearly addressed to DP Ruto and his brigade.
Here are trolls;
As Kenyans of good will are building bridges with one another, arrogant DP Ruto and his allies are busy spreading hatred and division among Kenyans.Kimani Ichungwa must apologise for making hatred remarks about Cs Matiangi and Gusii community.
— Dennis Nyambane™ (@ItsNyambane) December 1, 2019
Ruto and his Mouthpieces think they will use CS Matiang'i 's name with ethnic stereotype because they know they are getting extraneous. As the Kisii community we demand beg-pardon on what Kimani Ichungwa said. Have some RESPECT.
— Wayne Brian (@waynebrian7) December 1, 2019
Why is the Ruto Battalion so Bitter? We demand an apology from kimani ichungwa https://t.co/52bKICU6Dh
— TWA TWA 001 (@FranklinRapizzo) December 2, 2019
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwah labels CS Matiang’i a man eater, a subtle jab against the Kisii tribe?… “ushenzi hatupendi…kama nikutukula tutoshee kwa hiyo tumbo yako, tukule!”
— A Karani Onsomu (@erwoti) December 1, 2019
File ya Kimani Ichungwa iko jikoni. In the coming few weeks atakuwa kwa DCI over corruption or atleast incitement. It's hard to beat the system. Watch this space
— N M B MARCOSS (@NyamsyMaxxy) December 1, 2019
Then Tanga Tanga team went personal being led by Kimani Ichungwa 🙆🙆🙆 pic.twitter.com/KqvYJuWpYp
— MUHAMMAD ONYANGO ® (@Moha001_Onyango) December 1, 2019
We never want to learn from our mistakes, today @KimaniIchungwa will tell you we have been lying to Kenyans about the budget for a very long time, and still tell you to support Ruto in 2022. What an irony… Instead of accepting change, we keep on looking at
— Okou Owno (@OkouOwno) December 1, 2019
Can a fellow like this man Kimani Ujinga Ichungwa really be a "MUUNGWANA"?Maybe only in WSR's thinking.Mtu ambaye anaongea huku akihara ndani ya seruali?Pole bwana DP ikiwa marafiki zako ndio hawa.
— David Angwenyi (@DavidAngwenyi5) December 1, 2019