Hate speech likely to cause vi­o­lence ahead of elec­tions

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Just as NGOs coun­cil chair­man Stephen Kem­boi has said, it is true politi­cians should stop in­cit­ing Kenyans through hate speech. Kenyans want to have a peace­ful gen­eral elec­tion. How­ever, if hate speech and in­cite­ment con­tinue un­abated among the politi­cians, vi­o­lence is likely to oc­cur. The op­po­si­tion and the govern­ment should pol­i­tick with­out cre­at­ing di­vi­sions. Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta has also warned lead­ers against mak­ing in­flam­ma­tory re­marks be­cause it could jeop­ar­dise rec­on­cil­i­a­tion ef­forts.

ANN SILA Machakos

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