Trouble is brewing for Suna East Member of Parliament (MP) Junet Mohamed after the National Commission and Integration Commission (NCIC) announced it was considering taking action against the 'demeaning' remarks the legislator made against nominated senator Isaac Mwaura.
Speaking in Turkana County on Saturday during a popularization drive of the building bridges initiative (BBI), the legislator claimed Mwaura bleached to get a nomination slot.
Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura
"It seems he bleached himself so he could secure himself nomination to the National Assembly first through the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), then Jubilee and now he has decamped to the Wheelbarrow movement," Junet is captured saying in the video.
The NCIC has condemned the remarks warning of possible action, "The National Commission and Integration Commission condemns these utterances by Hon @JunetMohamed making fun of Hon @MwauraIsaac1 disability. Such utterances are demeaning to persons living with disability, if left unattended it may trigger division between persons of different colors. The Commission is considering the matter with the view of taking appropriate action."
This is @JunetMohamed the creme de la creme of ODM,current leadership of handshake govt&top leadership of Parliament,co-chair of BBI secretariat whose theme is”from a nation of blood ties to a nation of ideals”.He’s simply saying albinos are not genuine they bleach themselves.Sad pic.twitter.com/FKOieltJtg— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) February 6, 2021
A section of the public condemned Junet for making such statements against people living with disabilities.
Dear Junet Mohamed,— Mwalimu Joshua Njenga (@JKNjenga) February 6, 2021
This is to remind you of the 3 Ds of humour.
When speaking to a diverse group, avoid cracking jokes on:
2. Disease, or
You could hurt the feelings of some members of your audience.
Have a great evening.
Mwalimu Joshua Njenga pic.twitter.com/BzowqUkmIA
I don't like Isaac Mwaura but this is wrong JUNET, very wrong. Video courtesy pic.twitter.com/ePgG8TOSI0— KENNETH (@IkeOjuok) February 6, 2021
If @NCIC_Kenya will not included Junet Mohammed on the list of shame, then we have a world of our own. You can't mock a Person based Albinism. Junet Respect Sen Isaac Mwaura. pic.twitter.com/Z3Qo64MsvQ— Kawangware Finest™️ (@cbs_ke) February 6, 2021
This is NOT funny!!!! Total disrespect to people living with disabilities. Why have we sunk this low??? pic.twitter.com/UMDbDiukbq— Carole Kimutai (@CaroleKimutai) February 6, 2021