Suna East Member of Parliament (MP) Junet Mohamed has been forced to apologise following his demeaning remarks against nominated senator Isaac Mwaura.
During a popularization drive of the building bridges initiative (BBI) in Turkana County on Saturday, the legislator claimed that Mwaura bleached to get a nomination slot.
However, the MP received backlash from Kenyans following his comments as many opined such utterances were derogatory to people living with disabilities.
Junet succumbed to the pressure and issued an apology on Sunday, however, a majority of Kenyans were not buying it.
While the legislator seemed to offer an apology to people born with albinism, he at the same time tried to excuse his utterances against nominated senator Mwaura.
"I want to apologize to people born with albinism. My comments in no way reflects my opinions of them as upstanding citizens of our county. My comments were directed at the rotten character of Isaac Mwaura who exploits his disability for personal gain and incitement of violence," the MP's apology on Twitter read.
Here are some of the reactions from Kenyans on Twitter (KOT):
Never ruin an apology with an excuse .
Never ruin an apology with an excuse .— Muthoni Njakwe (@muthoni_njakwe) February 7, 2021
Another section of the public even edited the apology and advised him where he should have stopped.
I think the first sentence was enough,.????????— Wagithomo™???????? (@ItsPeetah_) February 7, 2021
Fake apology... Damage already caused yet trying to justify your utterance. Bure kabisa— Chebet???????? (@KiruiChebet8) February 7, 2021