Take action against hate mongers, urges Kenneth
Posted Monday, July 23 2012 at 23:30
Presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth on Monday called on the cohesion commission to take action against politicians preaching hatred.
Mr Kenneth said ordinary Kenyans want to co-exist peacefully after the 2013 elections.
Speaking at Karuga Catholic Church in Nyahururu during the requiem mass for Mama Mary Wanja Njenga, the Gatanga MP said leaders must run “clean” campaigns.
“Oh yes, there is no doubt that I am in the race and my vision is to build on my past experience in politics for the betterment of lives for the common mwananchi. Anything less than that is not my style,” he said.
Mr Kenneth, who is also the Planning assistant minister, said the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) must stamp its authority on any politician keen on mobilising their tribe against others opposed to them.
“Statements coming from some politicians border on hate speech and it is the duty of NCIC to crack the whip before it is too late. Kenyans want leaders who preach peace, not hatred and violence,” he said.
Mr Kenneth added that the 2013 General Election should not open a floodgate of violence and more displacement.