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August 22, 2018

NCIC crackdown on social media hatemongers nets 27 people

NCIC Vice chairperson Irene Wanyoike with commissioner Adan Abdi during a press conference on political polarization on July 4. /Monicah Mwangi
NCIC Vice chairperson Irene Wanyoike with commissioner Adan Abdi during a press conference on political polarization on July 4. /Monicah Mwangi

The NCIC crackdown on social media hatemongers has netted 27 people who have been charged and 250 others are under investigation. Vice chairman Irene Wanyoike on Friday said most of the cases were reported to the commission by concerned citizens who submitted the offensive material and fake news. She said the commission has trained 2,000 police officers across the country and issued audio recording devices to monitor hate speech. “We have trained and equipped them with the gadgets to monitor hate speech and they have done a commendable  job,” Wanyoike said.


 

 

 

 

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