Controversial Thika Bishop David Ngari Gakuyo has finally apologized following his recent derogatory remarks against a nominated Kiambu MCA, after he was summoned by Thika West Sub County Directorate of Criminal Investigations to make statements.
He said his utterances were picked out of context and were directed towards one specific leader over her poor dressing code.
Speaking after giving his statements at the Thika DCI offices, Gakuyo said his statements were never meant to profile women and he felt sorry for the remarks he made on Friday January 7.
“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.
Thika West Sub County Police Commander Daniel Kinyua said the Bishop had been summoned to shed light on the complaint by the MCA.
“On Monday, the MCA made a report at the Thika police station complaining that on January 7, 2022, David Ngari had used abusive language when he was addressing a rally at Thika. After receiving the report, we invited the MCA to record her statement together with witnesses. The statements have been recorded. We then summoned the bishop to come and give his side of the story and he has done that today. The matter is being handled by DCI, Thika West,” he said.
He said they have so far not preferred any charges against the Bishop, and that should he be found culpable, his officers will arrest and arraign him in court.
On Tuesday, there were major protests in Thika town organized by women leaders under the umbrella of Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) led by Kiambu Women representative Gathoni Wamuchomba and former Thika MP Alice Ng’ang’a to stand in solidarity with the nominated MCA.
Gakuyo is set to face off with Ng’ang’a for the Thika parliamentary elections.
While urging leaders to use polite and mature language during the political gatherings, Kinyua stated that detectives will not slow 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.