ODM leader Raila Odinga has been on the receiving end following his madoadoa remarks during the Azimio la Umoja political rally in Wajir country.
During the Wednesday, March 9 rally, Raila asked Wajir residents to reject madoadoa in the forthcoming August 9 General Election.
“Hatutaki madoadoa katika kaunti ya Wajir, tunataka viongozi wote wachagulie ndani ya Azimio,” said Raila apparently asking residents to vote in all Azimio candidates for all six elective positions.
However, his remarks were perceived inciting as Meru senator Mithika Linturi had been arrested and further condemned for uttering the same word during a political rally in Eldoret.
Despite Raila explaining his madoadoa context, his critics on social media demanded that he be arrested like Linturi was.
Further, the tweeps unearthed a video where the Opposition leader had insisted that nobody should be called a madoadoa in Kenya.
“Anybody should be able to vie anywhere in Kenya and be elected. So nobody should call another one madoadoa in their country. We must make our country safe. Our security is very important,” said Raila.
The word madoadoa caused tension in the run-up to the 2007 General Election and is always deemed politically insensitive.