We are right to release Kuria, states NCIC
12 January 2015, 14:32
Nairobi - The National Cohesion and Intergration Commission (NCIC) has defended its move to pardon Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria over hate speech remarks he made on social media.
Kuria was pardoned on Monday after he agreed to apologise over the remarks that linked a certain community to terrorism.
“NCIC does not have the mandate to grant pardon(s) but is mandated by law to facilitate conciliation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, (ADR) mechanisms,” NCIC said in statement.
Also read: Kuria, NCIC agree to conditions for hate speech release
According to the commission, the court granted Kuria leave to pursue conciliation with the Law Society of Kenya, the complainant 26 November, 2014, after he filed the application.
Critics have hit at the NCIC over the move saying Allan Wadi, who was jailed for two years for a similar offence should have also been pardoned.
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