Religious leaders have called on the government to introduce strict laws that will help curb incitement and take hate-mongers to account.
Deputy Chairman of the Kenya Pentecostal Assemblies Bishop Isaac Wawire said political leaders have been increasingly inciting Kenyans with intentions to benefit themselves politically, adding that such politicians should be put behind bars, without favouritism, adding that the law should not be applied selectively in such an issue.
Addressing the press, Monday, Wawire urged the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) not to spare hate-mongers, saying Kenyans are fully behind integration and justice Constitutional agencies.
This follows a recent incident where eight lawmakers from both CORD and Jubilee Coalitions were incarcerated for three-night’s over alleged hate speech.
They were bailed and have pledged to be peace ambassadors. Led by Ferdinand Waititu, Moses Kuria and Johnston Muthama, the lawmakers have vowed to conduct peace awareness campaigns across all the 47-counties for integration purposes.