The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has called on politicians to shun utterances that might divide the nation.
Speaking in Nakuru on Friday after holding a three-day meeting with representatives of various communities from perenial conflict-prone areas of Njoro and Molo subcounties, NCIC commissioners said the politicians should also focus on uniting the country.
“As a commission we want to urge political class to shun utterances that might incite communities” said Commissioner Abdulaziz Farah.
This even as the commission continues to engage communities on finding a lasting solution to perennial conflicts in Njoro and Molo sub counties of Nakuru County.
According to NCIC, the multi-agency task-force that was formed to look into the perennial conflicts touching on land in Njoro-Molo will come out with recommendations that will help the residents of the area.
“We have been here for 3 days engaging the elders from Communities. We are optimistic that we shall find a lasting solution in Njoro-Molo perennial conflicts.
The Commissioner at the same time weighing in on the ongoing political heat about the Building Bridges Initiative.
Farah stated that BBI should stand for peace rather than dividing Kenyans.
He added that the Commission is concerned on the possible referendum and the 2022 succession politics.
Already NCIC has mapped political hotspots towards 2022 succession politics which include Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi.
The Commission has commenced community engagements to ensure no political conflicts towards 2022.
“If we start engaging various communities in mapped political hotspot areas then we shall be able to cool down the temperatures and that is what we are doing as a Commission” said Commissioner Farah.
The Commission revealed that integration cannot be left to NCIC alone and that is why as a commission, they have changed approach and are now working with all other agencies to cohesive nation.
On his part Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui reiterated the need to continue engaging communities in conflict- prone areas in finding amicable solutions.
Mbui noted that Njoro- Molo areas have had long time grievances around land ownership-an issue he says will be of past following government’s commitment
“Long time grievances in Njoro and Mariashoni is the issue of land and ownership. The earlier meetings, we have seen the locals are for the ongoing government program to ascertain the true boundaries.We hope the meeting will be able to find a lasting solution” said Mbui.
The County Commissioner once again called on Nakuru residents to ensure peaceful co-existence.
“It’s wrong to victimize anyone due to the stand they hold be it political or ideological. Locals should only agitate for Development” said Mbui.
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Mr Natembeya said the government would use the baraza on Wednesday to launch a fresh census of the communities in the Eastern Mau Forest Bloc to regularize their settlement.
A public peacebuilding baraza scheduled for today at Nessuit in Njoro sub-County has been postponed, Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has announced.
He said the government pushed the meeting to Wednesday as all the regional security and administration heads would attend the national COVID-19 conference in Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is also expected to address the nation on what steps and measures the government will put in place to re-open the country.
A week ago, the government formed a multi-agency team to find a lasting solution to the perennial land conflicts pitting Ogiek, Kipsigis and Tugen communities in Njoro and Molo sub-Counties.
The team has representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Lands and Environment and affected communities and is expected to settle the dispute by December 12.
Under the agreement, the Ogieks as per a court ruling will be allocated one block of the land while members of the other two communities will get individual title deeds of their parcels of land.
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The Ogiek community will be allocated one block of the land while members of the other two communities will get individual title deeds of their parcels of land.
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