National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Korogocho MCA Absalom Odhiambo over comments he made during Azimio's rally in Kamukuji.
NCIC Chairperson Samuel Kobia said the utterances made by the legislator on Monday invoked ethnic hatred while inciting Kenyans to violence.
“Political developments in the last few days is creating unnecessary tension that if not well managed can plunge the country into chaos,” said Kobia.
"On Monday, January 23, the MCA inter alia invoked ethnic hatred while inciting Kenyans to violence. Therefore, we have summoned Hon. Absalom Odhiambo Onyango to record a statement,” he added.
He called upon the political class to stop actions and rhetoric that can trigger violence that if unchecked will lead to sporadic violence in the country.
While responding to remarks made by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition at the Kamukunji rally, the NCIC Chairperson called on all elected leaders to respect the Presidency which is a symbol of national unity.
“We wish to remind Kenyans that the President who is also Head of State is the symbol of national unity. Consequently, any actions that undermine the presidency will not only damage national cohesion but will also injure peace and unity among Kenyans," Samuel Kobia said.