NCIC on high alert over political intolerance

The National Cohesion and Integration Commision (NCIC) says it is monitoring tension in the western part of the country in the run up to the general elections. 

Addressing the press on the status of peace and political decency ahead of the  elections, commission vice chair Wambui Nyotu said they are monitoring the situation and have sent agents in the area to encourage cohesion between the communities living in the area.

The vice chair further said cattle rustling has been used in the area to fulfill political agendas in the cross boarder conflict.

She also called on the security agencies to move with speed and arrest the situation even as the political campaign period enters a home stretch .

The Commission’s Chairperson Rev Dr. Samuel Kobia says they have declared all out war against hate speech.

The commission is also planning to publish a list in English, Swahili and vernacular, which will highlight words considered as hate speech, so that Kenyans can identify them when used by politicians.

He further said, the process will go a long way in containing hate speech and making sure Kenya is secure during the electioneering period.

The Commission also says  the ODM leader Raila Odinga, will appear before them after he jets back from the UK.

Odinga was summoned regarding the Madoadoa remarks that he made while in Wajir County.

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