The National Cohesion for Integration Commission (NCIC), has been greeted with fury from different political apologetics over the ban of some of the believed apprehensible words used by politicians in their public addresses and political rallies in the country.
The commission led by its chairman, Bishop Kobia issued a ban on these derogatory terms in bid to curb and mitigate hate speech and ethnic polarization in the ongoing party primaries and ahead of 2022 general elections.
However in her perspective, Uasin Gishu County Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei has strongly dismissed the Commission for labeling one of their famous chant "sipangwingi" as an abhor term. The word which is popularly associated with a local music artist commonly know by his stage name as X- ray, has been used by United Democratic Alliance die-hards to show their resentment and defiance against the Jubilee government.
In her view, Gladys reiterated in a statement captured by KTN news that "sipangwingi" simply implies that Kenya is a democratic country and not an absolute aristocractic or monarchial government. Nonetheless, the legislator seemingly skeptical of the ban, failed to understand how the term could be a potential instigator to ethnic hatred.
Some of the words put to rest by the commission also constituted the term "kama noma noma, kama mbaya, mbaya, madoadoa, Linda kura, kwekwe, mende".
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