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Kibunja Asks MPs to Preach Peace The Standard, Pg 11
Thursday, 06 Oct 2011

NCIC chairman Mzalendo Kibunja has urged MPs to use their positions to preach peace and discourage negative ethnicity among Kenyans. He said MPs have a lot of powers and they should constructively use it to benefit Kenyans. Kibunja also asked Kenyans to be honest with each other as they learn to

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Hate Speech in Kenya Worries UN Monitor Weekend Star, Pg 3
Saturday, 24 Sep 2011

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression has expressed concern over the use of hate speech in Kenya as the nation heads to the general election. Frank La Rue said the use of hate speech is dangerous and is being used wrongfully to exc

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Taught Well by the Master: How we Learnt the Best Way to Steal Elections Daily Nation, Pg 12
Friday, 23 Sep 2011

Mutuma Mathiu writes that colonial masters left a legacy of stealing elections and disrespect for the rule of law. This art was taken over by Kenyans who took over power at independence. Ethnic passions were used to win elections and this art is still being used today.

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Kivuitu Responsible for Post-Election Violence The Star, Pg 21
Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011

Pheroze Nowrojee argues that the ECK team led by Samuel Kivuitu is solely responsile for the 2007/8 PEV. The commission could not ascertain who won the elections yet it was the only institution that could have determined this as per their mandate. Kivuitu should also face the ICC probe for messin

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Media to Lock Out Hate Mongers Daily Nation, Pg 11
Thursday, 15 Sep 2011

The Media Council of Kenya and the NCIC has signed a memorundum of understanding in which the media will not air politicians who incite Kenyans. The two bodies will monitor media coverage on hate speech and take action against those who use hate speech in line with the NCIC Act.

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Government, Leaders Formulate Proposals to End Conflict The Standard, Pg 26
Monday, 12 Sep 2011

NCIC Chair Mzalendo Kibunja has been asked to present to the government proposals that could help end conflict in Isiolo, Samburu and Marsabit Counties. The meeting resolved that all animals stolen by rustlers should be returned and the culprits arrested and charged. Kibunja was also tasked to as

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Intelligence Boss Eased Coalition Crisis: Cables Daily Nation, Pg 16
Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011

Wikileaks reveal that US officials used key government people including intelligence chief Michael Gichangi to reach out to Kibaki and Raila when the cabinet failed to sit for to months last year. American Ambassador Rannerbeger also called upon Koffi Annan to intervene to save the situation.

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HBC Meets to End Crisis in Legal Affairs The Standard, Pg 11
Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011

The House Business Committee is expected to meet to explore ways of resolving the dispute in the parliamentary committee on Justice and Legal Affairs. The committee has not been functional for the past six months owing to squabbles pitting ODM and PNU. There are accusations that Deputy Speaker Fa

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