MP Kuria under probe over alleged hate speech – Kaparo

September 8, 2017 4:04 pm
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The Chairman of the Commission Francis ole Kaparo told a press conference on Friday the Commission was not reluctant to take action against Kuria for the utterances but asked the public to be patient and wait for the investigation to be concluded/MOSES MUOKI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – The National Cohesion and Integration Commission say that alleged hate speech comments made by the Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria are under investigation.

The Chairman of the Commission Francis ole Kaparo told a press conference on Friday the Commission was not reluctant to take action against Kuria for the utterances but asked the public to be patient and wait for the investigation to be concluded.

“I understand Moses Kuria didn’t use national language while making those statements, I have ordered them to be translated and investigations are ongoing. Once the investigations are done I will tell Kenyans the next action,” said Kaparo.

He said Kuria is among other politicians being investigated by the Commission and the necessary action will be taken against those found guilty.

He also warned perpetrators of fake news and hate speech on social media urging Kenyans to co-exist peacefully.

“Those inciting their community against others remember Kenyans are all over; remember when you threaten other Kenyans in your counties you are endangering your people living in other communities. I want to say once again we are coming for the hate speech perpetrators,” added Kaparo.

He released a list of 273 Kenyans under investigation in regards to fake news and social media hate speech.

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