Did Memusi Plagiarize His Maiden Speech?

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mayekeke

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Copy/Paste by Mukurima X Muriuki


Newly elected Kajiado Central M.P Hon. Elijah Memusi delivered an electrifying maiden speech to parliament, that some observers are saying "made Mps cry." However, could the M.P have lifted most of the speech from another source and did not reference to that source?

Actually, I will allow you to compare Memusi's speech with the victory speech given by Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola in 2014. Be the judge.

Memusi:

"To the good people of Kajiado central goes my unflinching gratitude. We salute your steadfastness, courage, loyalty, commitment and fierce determination to defend your sovereign rights. You have demonstrated in this election that in a democracy, power truly belongs to the people. I am humbled and honored by your trust and abiding faith in me and my party. I pledge that your confidence in us shall never be betrayed or taken for granted."

Aregbesola (in 2014)

"To the good people of Osun State goes our unflinching gratitude. We salute your steadfastness, courage, loyalty, commitment and fierce determination to defend your sovereign rights and the integrity of our nascent democracy. You have demonstrated in this election that in a democracy, power truly belongs to the people. I am humbled and honoured by your trust and abiding faith in me and my party. I pledge that your confidence in us shall never be betrayed or taken for granted."

Memusi:

"The outcome of this election, once again, shows the unswerving determination of our people to ensure that democracy triumphs in Kenya. We have sent a strong signal to all and sundry that no might is powerful enough to thwart the will of the people. This should always strengthen our resolve to ensure that as from now on, every vote must not only be counted but must count in this country. Nobody or party must ever exercise power unreasonably at any level except in accordance with the will of the people to whom sovereignty belongs."

Aregbesola (in 2014)


"The outcome of this election, once again, shows the unswerving determination of our people to ensure that democracy triumphs in Nigeria. We have sent a strong signal to all and sundry that no might is powerful enough to thwart the will of the people. This should always strengthen our resolve to ensure that as from now on, every vote must not only be counted but must count in this country. Nobody or party must ever exercise power unreasonably at any level except in accordance with the will of the people to whom sovereignty belongs.
 
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