NCIC launches campaign for peace ahead of 2022 elections

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has launched a campaign in Kilifi County aimed at sensitizing members of the public on the need to maintain peace ahead of the general elections.

NCIC Commissioner Philip Okundi also revealed that the commission has put in place strategies to monitor and track hate speech across the country.

Under the theme: “Uchaguzi Bila Noma”, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission launched a campaign in Kilifi County aimed at raising awareness on the need for peace before, during and after the elections.

At the launch, NCIC Commissioner Philip Okundi revealed that the commission had also improved its strategies for taming hate speech.

The campaign brought together actors from different government ministries, religious institutions, IEBC, ORPP and security agents who expressed their desire to collaborate to prevent election violence.

Similar calls were made in Meru County during the launch of the Meru County Peaceful Election Conference. Meru County Commissioner Fred Ndunga said security agencies will be actively involved in peacebuilding efforts.

Meru County Government Chief of Staff Jortham Kirimi noted that the outreach program will be extended to young people.

Angela C. Hale