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List of shame! Sonko, Arati, Osoro warned by NCIC

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) on Wednesday released its list of shame containing leaders and politicians inciting the public.

NCIC Chairperson Samuel Kobia on Wednesday revealed that former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati, South Mugirango MP Silvanus Osoro, and Emurrua Dikirr MP Johanna Nge’no made it to its list of shame.

The commission says that it will see into it that politicians who appear on the list thrice are permanently barred from vying for public office.

Arati and Osoro caused a scene at a burial function in Kisii County when they engaged in fistfights in the full glare of cameras. Arati was addressing mourners when Osoro stormed the podium.

“We condemn the toxicity of these baseless acts and take this early opportunity to remind politicians witnessed fighting and insulting each other in public, that this is an insult to Kenyans who voted for you!” Rev Kobia said.

Emurua Dikir MP Johana Ngéno hit the headlines when he called out the president and the first family, linking them to the problems affecting the country. He also uttered words that portrayed the Kenyatta family as tribal and power-hungry. He is currently facing charges of incitement.

The commission also warned those propagating hate speech and incitement to violence on social media, insisting that any form of hate speech will not be tolerated.

Rev. Kobia said the commission shall henceforth publish the names of politicians and citizens whose words or conduct may undermine peace and harmony pursuant to the NCI Act 2008.

List of fame

NCIC also released its inaugural list of fame, comprised of politicians who have uphold Chapter 6 of the Integrity Act.

They are Fafi MP Abdikarim Osman Mohamed and his Njoro counterpart Charity Kathambi.

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