In Summary

  • She added that those found propagating messages that might incite people to violence will not be spared.
  • Mr Gilbert Kitiyo told politicians not to exploit the youths by using them to disrupt their opponents' meetings.

National Cohesion and Integration Commission has said it has acquired equipment for monitoring statements by politicians, hoping to rein in hate speech in the coming polls.

Ms Irene Wanyoike, the vice chairperson, said the gadgets have been procured and are being distributed in all the 47 counties.

Speaking at Kerugoya Roswam hotel in Kirinyaga County during a two-day women empowerment workshop, Ms Wanyoike said the devices will be used in campaign meetings and civic education forums.

She added that those found propagating messages that might incite people to violence will not be spared.

"The Commission is alert and will not tolerate anyone out to cause chaos at the expense of majority Kenyans," she said.

She told the participants that the agency is determined to ensure peace prevails in all parts of Kenya, and prevent a recurrence of post-election violence.

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