Leaders Should Embrace Peace Instead Of Hate And Incitement Ahead Of August Poll

Written by on February 3, 2022

By Simon Onyango:

According to The National Cohesion and Integration Commission ( NCIC) and Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission (EACC) , they are already working close to 20 hate and incitement cases involving top politicians and stressed not to clear those involved in hate and incitement speeches in the run up to the elections.

On this , I think more should be done , necessary authorities should mean their sentiments and leaders who have failed to abide by values of cohesion should be denied certificate of good conduct and even to be nailed down by the law.
The history of hate speech and incitement to violence have been a common occurrence in Kenya especially towards general elections but this should be something of the past.

We can’t afford to forget 2007 general elections, hate and incitement speeches catalyzed the then fraudulent elections that left nearly 1,500 dead and 600,000 displaced.
As days swiftly passed by, soon we shall be electing our leaders, our ideological differences should not be an issue to disunite us, Kenya is one, with one people – leaders come and go but the country shall standstill for the coming generations , therefore, let’s learn to be united as one people.

Our leaders should be at the forefront in preaching this gospel of peace and unity but surprisingly, some of our leaders are still delivering hate and incitement speeches – this is so disgusting, a few leaders who have been summoned and asked to record statement and even charged should be typical examples to embrace peace and unity so that the country may achieve a peaceful elections.

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