Kaparo to continue heading NCIC for one more year

Kaparo to continue heading NCIC for one more year

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH AUG 2017-President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the term of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairman Francis Ole Kaparo by one year. Kaparo was appointed to head the commission on the 12th of August 2014 along with other seven commissioners.
The extension is contained in in a Gazette notice on 4th of August. ”I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and commander in chief of the Kenya Defence Forces extend the term of the commissioners and chairperson by one year ” said the president in the gazette notice.
The commission was established under the National Cohesion and Integration Act (Act No.12 of 2008) in a bid to realize long lasting peace, promote cohesion and sustainable development.
Kaparo has been on the receiving end due to the way he has discharged  his duty  in tackling hate speech cases that have been characterised with political players cutting across the political divide with most of the cases lying in court awaiting determination.
Hate speech cases have also been on the rise on social media with the commission on July having flagged out a total of 176 social media accounts while 27 cases were under prosecution across the various courts in the country.
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