NCIC warns leaders against Internet abuse
National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has warned leaders against misuse of internet in spreading hate as the nation prepares for a possible referendum and the 2022 General Elections
NCIC commissioner Abdulaziz Farah said social media had become the main distributor of hate speech and incitement within the country stating that the same has to come to an end.
He added that leaders and individuals have taken over the internet to spew hate, adding that they will be deliberating on new measures to contain the same.
Speaking in Nakuru during a consultative meeting with officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP), he said the nation depends on peace to develop.
“The cause of division and violence happen because of reckless political statements from leaders, we need to deal with this collectively to avoid losing the country to violence,” he said.
Farah noted that as the country gears towards a possible referendum and 2022 general elections there was a need to ensure hatemongers and inciters are kept at bay to avert any form of violence.
According to Farah, they are deliberating on changing tact by employing a more sophisticated approach in their operations to monitor political gatherings and filter out hatemongers.