June 16,2010:The National Cohesion and Integration Commission is just another useless commission packed with political rejects and PNU/ODM big wig minions- Do we really need a commission to tell us what hate speech is ….Can’t the police and court system determine hate speech cases without a commission?
Commissions in Kenya are known to be political cesspools/sewers where ex-politicians,political wannabes and other political rejects marinate,soaking up tax payers money. Jokers placed in commissions by their political godfathers because no other political positions are available .
When the law on cohesion and intergration was passed in 2008 establishing The National Cohesion & Integration Commission,majority of kenyans(99.9%) did not expect what we are seeing today. We thought this commission would be like the ‘new’ commissions(Waki and Kriegler) we had seen after the PEV. Today the commission has become a tool of oppression,stifling of democracy and free speech in the name of ensuring integration and national cohesion. Why? Because it is headed by an archeologist who cant differentiate between,opinions,lies,free speech and hate speech.Isnt it too much to expect political flunkies & archeologists to understand the difference in law between free speech and hate speech particularly in Kenya? What Kenya needs is a new commission that is qualified,vetted and independent .Perhaps(if its not too much to ask)one staffed with lawyers and social scientist not relic hunters and stooges if we want to get the job done.