Police to investigate tweets issuing threats to ignite ethnic clashes

Written By: Micheal Njuguna/Claire Wanja


National Police Service says it is investigating some tweets supposedly issued by named individual issuing threats to ignite inter-ethnic clashes similar to what occurred in 2007/8 in parts of the country. 

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In their tweets Thursday, the police say they are taking the threats as a serious matter, and that they are working with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) with a view to dealing with the persons involved in accordance with the law.

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Meanwhile, the commission says it has noted with concern the irresponsible statement on Twitter by one Dennis Kiptoo Mutai.

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The commission has already commenced investigation with a view to taking appropriate action.

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