Kilifi,KENYA: National Cohesion and Integration Commission has begun recruitment of Cohesion monitors in in the entire country to keep watch on hate speech and incitement from politicians.
The recruitment will be done in all sub-counties in the 47 counties with the monitors given modern tools of trade.
Speaking on Wednesday during the first Kishutu attire anniversary in Kilifi Morris Dzoro, NCIC commissioner said it has been noted that politicians in Kilifi County are funding youths to cause chaos in the upcoming general elections campaigns.
“As a commission we will not allow our youths to be used by politicians to cause chaos and insecurity at any time,” said Dzoro.
“We have noted that some politicians are funding our youths to engage in unlawful activities. As you know we arrested the six Mps last time, this time the commission will never spare anyone found guilty of hate speech and incitement regardless of who and what one is,” added Dzoro.
Dzoro warned politicians to distance themselves from taking advantage of poverty in the area lure youths into such activities which in the end land them in trouble.
“Politicians take advantage of poverty in the society to fund youths to cause chaos while they do not involve their children,” said Dzoro.
“I hereby urge youths to distance themselves away from politicians who have bad intentions of using them to cause havoc during campaigns,” said Dzoro.
He condemned the way Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo went on to insult President Uhuru Kenyatta in public, saying leaders are supposed to watch their speech.
He said the commission is already investigating the matter and legal actions would be taken against her should she be found guilty.
On Jamuhuri day, Kilifi County commissioner called upon the police to investigate Kilifi County Senator Stewart Madzayo for being associated with criminal group of Taliban.