MY TAKE: Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi claims Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery was killed by the 'drivers' of violence.

Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi is in trouble with the government over his claims that Interior Cabinet Secretary was a**********d. And this has set the stage for battle between the government and internet giant Google over a video that Ngunyi has posted on Youtube, in which he repeats his earlier assertions on Twitter that the Interior CS was “forced to d*e”.

Youtube, a subsidiary of Google, allows users to post videos or open their own broadcast channels where they share content that meets its policies.

In the contentious video Ngunyi alleges Nkaissery was eliminated for political reasons because he was the only person who would stop v******e after the elections. He says investigations in the d***h of Nkaissery should begin with the “drivers” of v******e in the country, describing this year’s polls as black swan election that is full of surprises.

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Based on history of v******e, it Ngunyi discreetly points a finger at the opposition who, he implies, would benefit from the absence of Nkaissery.

“We must ask a few hard questions….and the thing is Nkaissery was a**********d. Some say he was s**k. But then the easiest target for a***********n is a s**k man since you can blame his illness,” he says in the video, posted on his Fifth Estate channel.

He bases his argument based on recent predictions by EU election observers that there would be v******e after the elections. “Speculation is the gift of intellectual curiosity,” he says, justifying his conspiracy theory.

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ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has singled out the video and called on Google to pull it down. The video had been viewed nearly 200,000 times as we published this article. A postmortem conducted on Monday revealed Nkaissery d**d of a heart a****k and his burial is set for tomorrow.

The Government has generally raised concern over the proliferation of h**e speech being published on social media channels including Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp. Already over 30 Facebook forums have been earmarked as bases of h**e-speech, with their admins set for questioning.

The minister did not say what would be done to Mutahi Ngunyi, as owner of Fifth Estate and source of the speculation.

“We have seen a lot of activity online during the campaign season and I can tell you that almost every day, there is someone calling me to take down some piece of inciting content,” says Mucheru.

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