There is public outcry especially from Deputy president William Ruto supporters over the recent banning of their campaign song. The UDA party had settled on Sipangwingwi as their campaign slogan and song.
The NCIC however has other plans as it banned the song and the term as it classifies it as hate speech. Supporters of the Kenya Kwanza alliance have pouring into social media expressing their displeasure with the commission.
The National Cohesion and Integration Commission banned a number of words and terminologies especially during this campaign period. the terminologies were classified as hate speech.
The Sipangwingwi terminology loosely translates to no one can plan on my behalf. It has been largely used by Deputy President William Ruto. The DP is quoted asking Kenyans whether they want to plan for themselves or let others do it for them.
Other words that were banned as include Kihii, Uthamaki ni witu, Jamaa wakurusha Mawe among others. Kenyan politicians are fond of addressing their rivals using nicknames and monikers.
The country is expected to head into a general election on 9th august 2022. The political climate in the country is already becoming heightened with the hustler nation gaining ground as Kenyans seek an alternative.
All Kenyans are asked to maintain peace and harmony during this period.