The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) cautioned politicians against early campaigns which could plunge the country in chaos.

In a statement released on Sunday evening, the NCIC Chair Dr Samuel Kobia condemned the Murang’a clashes.

NCIC noted that the clashes were as a result of the rising political temperatures which have been marred by hatred, bigotry and political rhetoric.

“We express our collective outrage at the rising political temperatures in the country. Over the past few months, we have noted with concern, the hatred, bigotry, and political rhetoric that is slowly degenerating into violence,” NCIC statement partly read.  

Creating Division

The commission further warned that the current political atmosphere could create division and precipitate a genocide of Rwanda’s magnitude.

“We do note, with deep concern, that the attacks, and counter-attacks, have created space for threats of violence to emerge," the statement read in part.

"Of significance, is the hustlers-dynasty dichotomy that mirrors the narrative that preceded the Rwanda Genocide,” it continued.

On Sunday two people succumbed as a result of violence while three others were hospitalised after sustaining injuries following clashes that involved two rival groups in Kenol, Murang'a.
The NCIC has also called on the police to arrest the political leaders suspected to have masterminded Murang’ County clashes on Sunday morning, just before the Deputy President William Ruto attended a fundraiser at AIPCA Church in Kenol, Kandara Constituency.