NCIC summons Alice Wahome over hateful remarks

Jan, 14th 2021 – The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome to take account of her alleged inciting comments in Kenol last year.

Through a letter, she stated that she will not honor the call claiming the right to speech and that her comments were made while expressing herself in parliament. 

What happened

The remarks were made in October during the infamous violence that broke out during Deputy President William Ruto’s visit to Kenol town in Murang’a County. 

On the 14th of October, chaos erupted after some youths clashed with their political rivals in Kenol town. The youths reportedly lit tires on the busy highway. They also attacked motorists with stones.

The incident happened before Ruto arrived at the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA). The incident left two people dead and several others injured.

NCIC chairperson Dr. Samuel Kobia has on the other hand denied receiving any letter from MP Wahome and claims her absence will lead to a probe, which when found guilty, will be forwarded to the DPP for prosecution.

NCIC is faulting Wahome for her speech during the unrest at Kenol Last year during Deputy President William Ruto’s visit.

Wahome however says that the youths were paid off and hinted at possible collusion with the government officials. According to a statement released by NCIC, part of it read that, “The security forces were part of the plan to attack the AIPCA church, I have no doubt. I state with confidence that the security and even the Inspector General were aware and if they were not, then the interior Cabinet Secretary was well aware.”

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