National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) late last week termed some words as Hate speech and should not be used during this campaign period.
One of the words was Hatupangwingwi which is commonly used by Deputy President William Ruto's camp in their rally also there is a song dedicated to United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party that uses the same.
Speaking to a local media house, Uasin Gishu Women Representative Gladys Boss Shollei said that the word won't stir ethnic hatred. She further stated that it means that Kenya is democratic and not a dictatorship or a monarchy.
“How does hatupangwingwi stir up ethnic hatred? Hatupangwingwi means Kenya is a democratic state and not a dictatorship or a monarchy,” she said as quite by KTN News.
Her sentiments come at a time when Kenya Kwanza Alliance has vowed not to drop the word but used it extensively. During his campaign tour in Kiambu County on Sunday, April 10, DP Ruto said they will still use it till the day of the election.
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