Suna East MP Junet Mohamed on Sunday apologised to people living with albinism, after his comments during a BBI consultative forum in Turkana County.
During the rally on Saturday, Junet had accused Senator Isaac Mwaura of “riding on the back of people living with disabilities” to get nominated to Parliament, only to advance his own selfish agenda.
The ODM lawmaker now says that his comments were taken out context, insisting that they do not reflect his opinions on persons living with albinism.
“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,” said MP Junet.
It appears that Junet has bowed under pressure after a lobby group had condemned his remarks against Senator Mwaura, insisting the the lawmaker should apologise.
“Junet Mohamed should immediately withdraw and apologies for his rather unfortunate, demeaning and derogatory remarks towards our leader Senator Isaac Mwaura if at all he deserves the title of an honorable member of parliament,” the lobby group had said earlier on Sunday.
The lobby threatened to lodge an official complaint to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) against Junet.
They argue that Junet’s remarks were in contravention of articles 27, 54 and 81 of the Constitution, and the provisions of the persons with disabilities act.