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Kenyan religious leaders warn against political speech that incites violence

June 17, 2016

The president of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined by other Christian and Muslim leaders, has called upon the government to prosecute politicians who violate laws against political speech that incites ethnic violence.

“We have taken note of the rising cases of hate speech and war mongering associated with particular politicians,” the religious leaders said at a June 14 press conference, according to the Catholic Information Service for Africa. “This trend is worrying and must not be allowed to take root in the country’s political culture.”

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