The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Azimio la Umoja presidential aspirant Raila Odinga over his use of the term ‘madoadoa’ during a rally in Wajir.
NCIC issued a statement in that regard on Friday summoning the leader over the remarks that are considered hate speech.
“The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has today summoned HE Rt Honorable Prime Minister Raila Odinga in response to remarks made in his meeting in Wajir county on 9th March 2022. In his remarks, he mentioned the term ‘Madoadoa’ which is considered a hatespeech term in Kenya,” the statement read.
NCIC assured the public of its commitment to combating hate speech especially as the nation approaches an election.
“The Commission wishes to assure Kenyans of its commitment to curbing any form of hate speech, to ensure Kenya remains a stable, prosperous and cohesive nation, and to deliver on our promise of ‘Elections Bila Noma’,” NCIC read.
Raila’s summons comes a few months after Senator Mithika Linturi’s after he used the same term in Uasin Gishu.
Linturi was arrested and arraigned in court but later released because failed to conclude investigations into the case.