The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) came under heavy criticism after pardoning Moses Kuria in a conciliation deal which didn’t take long as Moses Kuria again posted hate speech on his twitter handle.
Kuria, whose post targeted communities which do not circumcise in the sense that they cursed used a bible verse to drive his point home, just a day after the much hyped reconciliation meeting between NCIC, LSK and himself.
In a letter dated yesterday, NCIC Chairman Francis Ole Kaparo says Kuria has not shown a ‘conciliatory demeanour’ hence his hate speech case should proceed to its ‘logical conclusion’.
CORD allied bloggers heightened their criticism of NCIC which stand accused of fanning hate speech due to its selective justice when it pardoned Kuria, only days after the same commission participated in a dubious court process which saw Moi University Student Alan Wadi jailed for two years without legal representation.
“Those worried about hate speech should behave in such a manner that their actions, or lack of, do not invite hatespeech,” posted Dikembe Disembe, a leading critic of NCIC’s modus operandi.
Another blogger, Robert Alai, revealed that NCIC vice chair was quoted telling a crowd in central Kenya that Moses Kuria would be released soon, which happened later when Kuria was pardoned.
Both Alai and Dikembe are facing charges over hatespeech, which many in the opposition see as political persecution due to their anti-regime sentiments in a wide range of issues.