NCIC Chases Down Sonko, Arati, Osoro & Ng'eno

The newly released list of shame by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has featured some notable names.

NCIC Chases Down Sonko, Arati, Osoro & Ng'eno
Mike Sonko, Simba Arati, Sylvanus Osoro and Johana Ng'eno. /CAPITAL NEWS

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has unveiled a list of shame containing names of individuals responsible for inciting the public with their utterances and actions in January.

NCIC chairman Samuel Kobia stated that this is part of the commission's move to target politicians breaching the rules of engagement governing elections and political parties.

In that list is former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng'eno, Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati and South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro.

The culprits behind the violence at Burma market and Githurai marred Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga's rallies respectively were also included in the list.

Those on the list were in violation of Chapter 6 of the Constitution which details the code of conduct as well as responsibilities of leaders as well as those in charge of state offices.

"A State officer shall behave, whether in public and official life, in private life, or in association with other persons, in a manner that avoids: any conflict between personal interests and public or official duties, compromising any public or official interest in favour of a personal interest or demeaning the office the officer holds," reads an excerpt of the Constitution.

Kobia added that the exercise will be conducted on a monthly basis, warning those appearing on the list three times their they will be barred from either seeking an elective post or serving in a national position.

The NCIC chairman mentioned MP Fafi, Abdikadir Osman and Charity Kathambi MP Njoro as two legislators appearing in the list of fame owing to their efforts to unite Kenyans.

Kobia recently noted that the commission was underway in coming up with effective measures to ensure peace and unity in the country ahead of the 2022 General Elections.

He announced a multi-agency team to carry out civic education on the public on the importance of peace and unity, devising conflict resolution techniques and realise transformation and servant leadership in line with NCIC's chart plan for peaceful elections.

The committee consists of officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP).

As the political fire intensifies ahead of the general elections, a section of politicians have gained notoriety for inciting the public to advance their agenda.

The recent burial of Kisii deputy governor Joash Maangi’s father Abel Gongera turned into a contest of blows between Arati and Osoro after demeaning remarks aimed at Deputy President William Ruto.