NCIC summons Farah Maalim over inciteful remarks on Gen Z protests

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Daadab Member of Parliament after his controversial remarks on the recent anti-government protests.

In a statement on Wednesday, July 10, NCIC ordered Maalim to appear before the commission’s offices on Thursday, July 11 at 11:00 am.

“The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Daadab Member of Parliament, Hon. Farah Maalim to appear before the Commission this Thursday 11th July 2024 at 11.00 A.M. at its offices on the 17th Floor, Britam Tower, Hospital Road, Upper hill, Nairobi,” read the statement in part.

NCIC noted that it is investigating the utterances of the Daadab MP made in Somali language, on the Gen Z demonstrations against the Finance Bill 2024.

The commission noted that Maalim’s remarks are likely to incite feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence, or discrimination and affect harmonious coexistence between groups of different political affiliations in Kenya.

“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,” NCIC added.

This comes after a video of Maalim emerged online where the Wiper MP claimed that the young people who took to the streets in the recent protests were from wealthy backgrounds and largely from one community.

Maalim openly said he would have wiped them out in their thousands if he was the Kenyan President.

“God forbid if I was president I would have slaughtered them, 5,000 of them daily. Serious, there is no two ways about it,” said the Daadab MP.