CORD’s Muthama and Orengo have been sharply criticised for allegedly using a man suffering from a skin disease to seek sympathy for the Post Election Violence (PEV) victims.
Many users on social media went ahead to criticise Orengo whom many claimed is a learned man and can differentiate skin disease from someone who suffered burns during the post election violence (PEV).
The heated debate turned ugly and tribal as many users castigated the shameful act since Orengo and CORD leaders were in coalition Government and they did nothing for the victims except open painful wounds now that they are in opposition.
The Opposition is accused of parading one Bernard Ndege who suffers from Vitiligo – an ailment that causes skin discolouration – during the Saturday rally in Kibra, Nairobi, and insinuating that he got burnt during post election violence of 2007.
Orengo paraded Mr Ndege who lost his wives and children in Naivasha during the PEV which caused the online storm, for seeking sympathy for the victims.
CORD were holding a parallel rally at Kibera while their Jubilee counterparts were at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru for a thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate the termination of ICC cases against Kenyan leaders.
CORD event at Kibera was snubbed by CORD co-principals, with many political pundits claiming there is discord in CORD.
A journalist alluded to having interviewed Mr Ndege, who confessed he suffered from Vitiligo in 2002, but disclosed that he lost his entire family in Naivasha during PEV.
However, what has irked many is the attempt to insinuate that his skin discolouration was a result of burns he sustained during the post-election skirmishes.
Mr Ndege is reported to have previously admitted that he was not in the house when his family got burnt.
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