NCIC Summons Alice Wahome Over Hateful Remarks

A photo of Kandara MP Alice Wahome in her office.
Kandara MP Alice Wahome in her office.

Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome has been summoned to appear before the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) on Thursday, January 14, over remarks she uttered last year.

Wahome was asked to present herself before NCIC over what the commission termed as hateful remarks made in October during the infamous violence that broke out during Deputy President William Ruto's visit to Kenol town, Murang'a County. 

Chaos erupted on October 14, 2020, after a section of youth clashed with their political rivals in Kenol town on the Thika-Murang’a highway. The irate youth reportedly lit tires on the busy highway while pelting motorists with stones.

The incident, which happened before Ruto's arrival at AIPCA church in Kenol, left two people dead and several others injured.

Deputy President William Ruto with Kandara MP Alice Wahome in Kandara, Murang’a county on February 13, 2020.
Deputy President William Ruto with Kandara MP Alice Wahome in Kandara, Murang’a county on February 13, 2020.

Both Wahome and her Kiharu counterpart Ndindi Nyoro had been faulted for allegedly orchestrating the chaos.

According to the commission, Wahome went on what they described as a hateful tirade blaming senior government officials for the melee. 

She vented about how youth were paid off and hinted at possible collusion with top offices in government and the police sector.

"The security forces were part of the plan to attack the AIPCA church, I have no doubt. I state with confidence that the security and even the Inspector General were aware and if they were not, then the interior Cabinet Secretary was well aware,” part of Wahome’s quote from the statement released by NCIC.

Wahome reportedly called for the resignation of these leaders. The legislator further went on a scathing attack against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The commission noted that the comments were hateful in nature and would disrupt the peaceful existence between ethnic communities. 

Failure for the legislator to appear in person at their offices, the commission noted, would institute contempt proceedings against her.

This is not the first time that Wahome was on the spot for her remarks 

Recently, she renewed her attacks on the Head of State by alleging that he was the biggest threat to the constitution.

She further faulted Uhuru for various issues among them plotting to retain power after his term ends, forcing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) on Kenyans and militarising the country. 

Kandara MP Alice Wahome addressing the presence at a conference on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Kandara MP Alice Wahome makes an address on Thursday, January 2, 2020.


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