According to the Standard Online a group of civil society organisations want the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) disbanded for being a drain on taxpayers’ money.
The five civil society organisations maintained that the Mzalendo Kibunjia led commission has failed in its mandate and instead is aggravating ethnic tensions in the country.
Led by Organisation for National Empowerment Director Benji Ndolo, The Rights Activist issued a 30-day ultimatum to the commissioners to vacate or they would camp at their offices to demand for their exit.
They said that NCIC lacks muscle, infrastructure and a clear mode of operation to execute its mandate.
“The truth is that this country has become more tribal than it was before the 2007 General Elections. The question that must be asked is, what has NCIC achieved so far and are we as a nation on the way to cohesion?” posed Ndolo.
Speaking to the press on Friday in a Nairobi Hotel, the Activist accused the Commission of being mum on political leaders whom they claimed are dividing the country along ethnic lines.
They said Kibunjia is handling the political leaders with ‘kid gloves’ arguing that he remained tight lipped after the GEMA and KAMATUSA meetings.
National Chairman Super Ethnic Rights Forum Sheikh Ahmadi faulted Kibunjia for sensationally claiming that there was tension in Nyanza.
I could not agree with our comrades anymore and hope all of us can join in the chorus.
Of what use are reforms if institutions and individuals given mandates under the reforms abdicate on their responsibilities while defaulting to the same old rotten thinking and practices we are trying to rid our country of?