The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has called on Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition to stop ongoing political rallies.
In a statement dated Thursday, February 2, NCIC Chairman Samuel Kobia said the rallies are just promoting ethnic animosity.
“We reiterate our effort to ensure that we do not slide back to divisive politics that will derail our socio-economic development.”
The statement went on to issue warning to leaders who took part in the rallies and were also planning to take part in subsequent rallies,that the wrath of accountability will single them out.
“Leaders who speak at these political rallies must be aware that they will be held personally responsible for their utterances while at political rallies.”
“This is the stance that the commission has taken and will execute without fear or favor. We are calling upon all leaders to stop utterances that can lead to ethnic animosity.”
Kobia said that the general election is a thing of the past because Kenyans have moved and that now our priority ought to be holding tight onto our economy and give our citizens a peaceful environment to continue building their livelihoods.
“Kenya’s economy is the biggest in the region primarily because of the country’s political stability.
“This must be jealously guarded because if it is destroyed it will take a long time to recover and the accompanying social and economic consequences will be dire,” he said.