NCIC cautions politicians against issuing remarks on presidential case

The chairman of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Francis ole Kaparo. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: National Cohesion and Integration Commission NCIC has warned political parties that seek redress in court to desist from directing the judges on how to handle the disputed presidential case before supreme court, rather to calm and wait for the outcome peacefully.

Speaking while addressing the media in Nairobi on Friday, NCIC Chair Francis Ole Kaparo, has faulted the move by the politicians calling it an incitement to democracy and should not be tolerated.

“As we wait for the court verdict, we urge all political parties to stop intimidating the Supreme Court. We are, therefore, asking Kenyans to wait patiently and calmly for the outcome.” Urged Kaparo.

He said by embracing the courts independency, it is regarded as the right direction that enhances a peaceful environment for Kenyans to enjoy their lives.

Meanwhile, the chair has called upon all political parties to adhere to article 56 of the constitution by reaching out to the minorities and disadvantaged groups and ensure inclusivity and also consider gender equity in the process of nominations for Members of parliament, senate and members of county assemblies.

The commission further call on the governors to follow the law in restructuring of the county public service which must be in line with section 65 of the county government act,which requires that when selecting candidates for appointments the county public service board shall consider among other candidates that are not from the dominant ethnic community in the country.