The no-nonsense CS, Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i has emphasized the need for Kenyans especially political leaders to embrace tolerance. The Interior Cabinet Secretary said the country’s diversity must not be used to divide Kenyans
Dr. Matiang’i spoke when he met new commissioners of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission. During the meeting he promised to support the commission to deliver on their constitutional mandate to ensure Kenyans live in harmony. Some of the mandate of the NCIC is to eliminate all forms of ethnic or racial discrimination and enhance tolerance.
The new NCIC Chairman Reverend Samuel Kobia also called on political leaders and media to stop voicing and airing statements that breed discord among Kenyans.
He said the commission was well prepared to ensure Kenyans co-exist in harmony adding it intends to work with schools to promote national Ethos as well as provide spaces that bring together young Kenyans from all parts of the country to make them appreciate and embrace diversity at a tender age.
The commission which to be chaired by Reverend Samuel Kobia was sworn into the office recently.
Other members of the commission include Samuel E. Kona, (Eng) Philip Okundi, Peris Nyutu, Abdulaziz Ali Farah, Dr. Danvas Makori, Fatuma Tabwara and Dorcas Kedogo.