Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Mbungu Harrison's badges.

Politicians who incite tribal hatred to be barred from elections

15 June 2016, 10:57 Mbungu Harrison

Mombasa - The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) wants politicians who propagate hate speech barred from contesting for political seats in the next election.

The commission also wants those implicated with hate speech charges bailed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in a bid to curb the alarming rate of hate mongering in the country.

NCIC commissioners led by Joseph Nasongo and Dr. Roba Sharamo said in Mombasa Tuesday that failure to take action against politicians who make inflammatory remarks might plunge the country into chaos.

The commissioners called on National Assembly to amend the Constitution to grand the Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission (IEBC) more powers lock out rogue politicians who are implicated with public incitement and hate speech.

Read Also: Kuria, 7 others spend the night in police cells

“We have laws that govern all the processes but there is need for a clear law. We ask the Parliament to make amendments to the electoral laws to ensure those who are implicated are barred from contesting,” said Nasongo.

The commission also proposes that politicians who are eyeing various political seats ahead of the polls acquire a social cohesion certificate as an identity of integrity, adding that it has become the norm to politicians to propagate hate speech in the guise of looking for votes.

He said the commission had completed its investigations into alleged hate speech by some politicians and had forwarded the files to the Director of Public Prosecutions but was concerned by the slow pace at whichJudiciary was handling the cases.

Addressing a press conference at the Mombasa County Commissioner's office, the commissioners were however alarmed by the rate at which hate speech was spreading on social media, adding that thorough investigations are ongoing to arrest more suspects.

“Already, 16 cases are ongoing at different levels. There are also lower level on social media and we have noticed that some of the culprits use anonymous names but we are working closely with the intelligence to monitor them,” added Nasongo.

NCIC said it will restrict political parties from zoning certain areas as their strong holds by erecting billboards with some political messages arguing that the move will trigger ethnic divisions and fear ahead of the next elections.

“We will not allow political zoning, erecting billboards and banners with political zoning messages will contribute to ethnic divisions and this is something the commission is discouraging, as a commission we are working with relevant government authorities to ensure cohesion,” said Sharamo.

However the  officials cited  numerous challenges including the disconnect between the office of director of public prosecutions Keriako Tobiko,the office of inspector general Joseph Boinet and the National cohesion and the judicial service commission JSC as barriers towards prosecuting hate mongers.

The judiciary has been accused of derailing efforts to prosecute hate mongers by the fact that most of the suspects are granted bonds to walk Scot free even after committing serious offenses amounting to imprisonment.

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Why do men choose second wives?

24 October 2016, 19:07

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Ababu chased by rowdy youth durin...

Ababu Namwamba was chased off by rowdy youth in a rally, after being accused of supporting the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Has Uhuru done enough for Kenyan ...

Has President Uhuru Kenyatta done enough to lift the lives of Kenyan youth? Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Confused Jubilee afraid of me, Ki...

The Jubilee Party is afraid of me, Evans Kidero says. Read more...