NCIC accused of failing to act on ‘hate’ speech

Thursday, February 17th, 2022 01:56 | By

National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) was yesterday accused of failing to summon Maara MP Kareke Mbiuki for allegedly making inflammatory remarks against a governor aspirant in Tharaka Nithi County.

Members of the Maara Community Development Charity Group say two weeks after they wrote to NCIC, no action had been taken against the MP.

In a letter signed by the group’s Organising Secretary Kelvin Mugambi, Mbiuki is said to have uttered words which were likely to cause animosity among communities in the region.

Mbiuki is alleged to have warned Chuka University Vice Chancellor Erastus Njoka, who is eyeing the Tharaka Nithi governor seat, of dire consequences should he set foot in his constituency.

But yesterday Mbiuki (pictured) denied mentioning anyone in the video recording. He said he talked about people who took the boundaries issue to court but did not name them.

“I did not mention anyone by name as alleged. Those behind the case know themselves. I do not need to name them,” Mbiuki said.

According to the group, the statement could cause animosity among the people of Tharaka, Chuka and Maara and other inhabitants of the larger Tharaka Nithi County.

“Such careless and highly inflammatory remarks have been a source of conflict in this country,” the group says in the letter to the NCIC.

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