NCIC summons MP Farah Maalim over inflammatory remarks on Gen Z protesters

NCIC summons MP Farah Maalim over inflammatory remarks on Gen Z protesters

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Daadab Member of Parliament Farah Maalim to appear before the Commission on Thursday to shed light on his controversial comments regarding the recent protests against controversial Finance Bill 2024.

NCIC said it is investigating utterances made by the MP in Somali language, where he said he would 'slaughter 5000 Gen Z protesters' if he were president of Kenya.

"The utterances are likely to incite feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence or discrimination, and affect harmonious coexistence between groups of different political affiliations in Kenya, contrary to Section 13 (1) (a) of the NCI Act," NCIC said.

"Hon. Farah Maalim is required to appear before the Commission to assist with the aforementioned ongoing investigations. Failure to appear in person at the said place, date, and time, is an offense as provided under Section 63 (c) as read with Section 63 (e) of the NCI Act," the Commission further stated.

The summons come after Kenyans demanded the arrest and prosecution of Maalim after a video of him making the inflammatory remarks against the young Kenyan protesters surfaced.

In the undated video which has since gone viral, Maalim, while speaking in the Somali dialect, said that if he were the President of Kenya he would have slaughtered 5,000 young protesters daily.

A verified video translation reveals that the legislator was censuring Kenyan Gen Zs for their attempt to march to State House during the anti-finance Bill 2024 protests.

"This was an attempted coup, a clear attempted coup. Children of wealthy business owners, wealthy parents and kids raised on ill-gotten wealth, 80% from one tribe were dropped off in downtown and told to riot and take over State House and Parliament buildings," he said.

"God forbid if I was president I would have slaughtered them, 5,000 of them daily. Serious, there is no two ways about it," he said.

Maalim has defended himself saying the video was edited to paint him in a bad picture. 

"It's all editing, cutting and pasting, taking a word from here, another one from here and putting it together. There is a lot of nonsense there. It's Somalis basically who would do that because I weighed in on their politics. It's not the true picture," he said.


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