Mutunga warns of 2017 Post Election Violence
30 October 2015, 14:01
Nairobi - Chief Justice Willy Mutunga says that there is a high chance there will be Post Election Violence in 2017 unless something is quickly done.
Speaking in Nairobi Friday, Mutunga warned that there was a high chance that there would be a flare-up of the violence unless action was taken to ensure that there is none.
He says that there is need for civil society to ensure that Kenyans get the right education as regard the elections.
" There is need for Civil Society to ensure that the effects of the negative trails left by Politicians in the country is not fatal," he stated.
He added that the 2008 PEV started in similar fashion with politicians moving around the country speaking in defamatory terms and causing divisions between Kenyans.
" Hate messages have been spread at an alarming rate and it is vital that we stop them," he added.
The country has in recent times been engulfed with hate speech messages from politicians who have been diving the country along tribal lines.
The 2008 PEV cost the lives of 1300 Kenyans and the displacement of close to 500,000 people.
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