Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa, Kakamega County Senator Cleophas Malala, and Homa Bay County Woman Representative are among ten of the lawmakers that have been summoned by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) over the chaos and violence that was witnessed during the just concluded by-elections.
Others include MPs Faisal Bader (Msambweni), John Waluke (Sirisia), Ben Washiali (Mumias East), Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Charles Were (Kasipul), Fred Kapondi (Mt Elgon), and nominated Senator Millicent Omanga.
Speaking at a press briefing on Saturday 6 March 2021, NCIC boss Samuel Kobia said that the ten legislatures are directed to appear before the commission on Monday 8 to shed light on the chaotic scenes that were witnessed.
He promised that he will make sure the leaders who are spreading violence and hate across the country end up in jail and stripped of their positions in government.
“Allow me to speak on my own behalf as chair of NCIC and as an elder in our country. This is my promise to the purveyors of hate. I will ensure that you are in jail and as you wait to go to jail, I will put you out of the leadership of this country,” Kobia said.
"We have summoned the following politicians: Hon. @gladyswanga, @MillicentOmanga, @HonJumwa, Hon. Faizal Badera, @HSirisia, Hon. Fred Kapondi, Hon. Benjamin Washiali, Hon. Charles Were, Hon. Chris Wamalwa, and @Cleophasmalala" Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia#SayNoToViolence pic.twitter.com/0qLibFuEXi
— NCIC Kenya (@NCIC_Kenya) March 6, 2021
Kobia pointed out some politicians had forgotten their roles as leaders of the country but the commission was will not let the country witness the 2007/2008 post-election violence again.
He added that one does not need to be a prophet to realize that some of the politicians are committed to attaining their desires at the cost of Kenyan lives.
The NCIC boss stated that the Commission had already written to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to remove those leaders who do not follow the rules from office.
He said that the same way civil servants who are indicted on corruption charges are asked to step away from the office, unethical leaders should do the same.
He added that the Commission is not just seeking criminal justice, but also wants these leaders and others like them to be out of office forthwith.
During the Thursday by-elections, chaos and violence were witnessed as rival politicians from different camps went head to head against each other as well as taking on the police and some of the voters.
Gladys Wanga reportedly had a heated physical exchange with Malala while former Sports CS Rashid Echesa was caught on video slapping an IEBC official.
Four of Tanga Tanga lawmakers were arrested for intimidating voters with their weapons.