Rogue politicians wont be allowed to vie in 2017,says NCIC

Rogue politicians propagating hate speech risk being denied chance to vie in the coming 2017 general elections.
Addressing media in Nakuru on Thursday during the launch of a special peace campaign that will incorporate High school students dubbed Amani Club, Aden Abdi Mohammed from National Cohesion and Integration Commission warned that such politicians will be disciplined to ensure that they don’t vie for elective seat.
“We are working with the IEBC to ensure that we monitor and even bar rogue and hate mongers from vying for any elective posts and this is in line with chapter 6 of the constitution” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by Professor Gitile Naituli from NCIC who said the Amani Cubs will help a lot in ensuring message of peace is instilled in the children while at school.
Professor Naituli noted that the only way to ensure a better nation is built is through such clubs in schools to empower the children with the message of transformation to shun tribalism and other negative vices that contribute to loss of peace in society.
“As a commission we understand the only way to bring about peace in our nation is to instill the message through our children and thus why we are working closely with school heads to ensure that is achieved” said Professor Naituli.
On his part Kimani Kibe the National chair Amani Clubs Kenya said they are in the process of doing a strategic mapping for the 2017 through incorporating schools in preaching peace.
He said this is a noble move that will ensure that children are also taken through the issues of peace and how to create a conducive society.
“We are here to do the strategic plan for 2017 that will see students being incorporated to preach peace in schools and society at large. This will ensure peaceful elections” he said.
The 2 day workshop was also attended by Hellen Avisa representing the Ministry of Education,Policy and partnership department who noted that without peace no quality education can be achieved.
“We know as a Ministry we are committed to quality education to all children but in the absence of peace,then we shall not have that achieved hence this Amani clubs idea is paramount” she said.
Similar sentiments were echoed by the Deputy county Director Teachers Service Commissioner Mr. Boniface Okumu.

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