National Security Advisory Council warns politician against inciting violence

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The National Security Advisory Council has warned politicians and leaders against taking advantage of vulnerable youth in pursuit of political interests.

Council Chairman Joseph Kinyua, said the situation has created fear, despondency and political uncertainty.

“NSAC noted that the country is experiencing growing political tension that is creating division and pitting sections of politicians and their supporters against perceived opponents. This situation is increasingly polarizing the country along ethno-political lines, and therefore undermining national cohesion, peace and security and derailing our transformative economic agenda.

Mr. Kinyua criticised leaders saying unchecked utterances and political weaponization of public gatherings continue to undermine law and order within the country.

The Chairman announced that the National Security Advisory Council resolved that leaders intending to hold a public gathering must notify the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) of such intent 3-14 days before gathering.

They will also be required to be present at such a meeting and help police in maintaining order, ensuring that they orders given by the OCS.

Further, the council resolved that all media outlets are to be held responsible for content they broadcast or publish.

Content aired or published is to avoid tone that has ethnic content, incitement.