Thika Township hopeful David Ngari, popularly known as Bishop Gakuyo has apologised over his remarks against a nominated member of Kiambu County Assembly. 

Speaking after making his statement at Thika West DCI offices, he argued that his remarks were picked out of context and it was directed at a specific leader and not women in general. 

Gakuyo noted that he called out the MCA over poor dressing, adding that he felt sorry for those hurt by the remarks. 

“I feel very sorry for anyone who felt hurt by the remarks I made on January 7, 2022. I never meant to profile anybody and Thika is a cosmopolitan area where anyone is free to seek elective positions,” he stated.

{Bishop Gakuyo, former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu and former Thika MP Alice Ng'ang'a PHOTO/COURTESY}

Thika Sub-County Police Commander Daniel Kinyua said Gakuyo was accused of using abusive language against the MCA during a meeting attended by Kiambu governor James Nyoro.

“We are still investigating the matter and have not preferred any charges against him but investigations will advise the way forward,” said Kinyua. 

Kinyua added that detectives will not hesitate to arrest anyone found compromising the peaceful coexistence of the vast Sub-County.

“Our intelligence is on high alert to nab anyone found inciting or hurling hate messages during this political season,” he said.

On Tuesday, January 11 there were major protests in Thika town organized by women leaders under the umbrella of Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA).

The protests were led by Kiambu Women representative Gathoni Wamuchomba and former Thika MP Alice Ng’ang’a to stand in solidarity with the nominated MCA.