Civil societies working with NCIC in monitoring hatespeech


Mombasa, KENYA: Civil societies in Mombasa are working with the National Cohesion and Integration commission {NCIC} in monitoring hate speech and incitement by politicians ahead of next year’s General Election.

Speaking during a  youth training in Mombasa on good leadership and governance, Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance {KMYA} Coast region co-coordinator Khammis Mwaguzo, affirmed that they are working very close with the Francis Ole Kaparo lead commission, in monitoring politicians during political forums.

Mwaguzo added that already they are keenly monitoring some politicians in the region.

“We are warning political inciters, we are watching them very close, and as KMYA we are working with NCIC in motoring them,” said Mwaguzo.

Mwaguzo added that they have been given gadgets by NCIC, to snub hate mongers.

However, the KMYA coordinator cautioned youths against being incited by politicians to cause violence.

According to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Tana River and Lamu are hot spots of political hate speech.

However, the commission says that it is well prepared to arrest and prosecute those who spread hate speech and incitement during political campaigns.