Human rights group wants NCIC commissioners to resign

Human rights group wants NCIC commissioners to resign

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NCIC Chairman Francis ole Kaparo at a past event. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: Human rights lobby group Haki Africa has called for resignation of the commissioners of the National and Integration Commission (NCIC), for what it has termed as failing to deliver.

Speaking to Baraka FM on Tuesday, Haki Africa executive director Hussein Khalid said the commission led by the former speaker to the National assembly Francis Ole Kaparo, has failed to ensure cohesion and integration.

He noted the commission has since issued summons and making excuses not to conclusively deal with the incitement to violence that is coming from different corners across the country.

‘’Haki Africa is disappointed at the manner in which the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) is going about their work,’’ said Khalid.

‘’In what appears to be the toothless barking of a dog, it seems as if politicians are beating the drums of war yet the commission is only giving statements,’’ he added.

He argued the commission has failed to brought to book all those,especially politicians who have made inflammatory remarks and instead let them walk free and even repeating the same sentiments without action being taken against them.

‘’As an organization, HAKI Africa believes the NCIC has failed to do its work in particular ensuring that politicians adhere to chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya on integrity,’’

Khalid further said such utterances could trigger a series of negative actions that could cause detrimental repercussions to the country especially during this period that the political temperatures are high.

‘’ The country requires strong, committed and fearless NCIC that will not spare any politician who provokes animosity amongst the populace,’’ he added.

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This comes as NCIC chairman Francis Ole Kapara on Tuesday warned that politician who makes inflammatory comments will be faced with the full force of the law.