The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has asked Kenyans to embrace national healing after the long-drawn –out election period
Morris Dzoro, NCIC Commissioner said that it is regrettable that the recently concluded elections have separated the country along ethnical and political lines.
He appealed to the media, politicians and religious leaders to lead the reconciliation and integration among numerous communities.
Mr Dzoro spoke in Isiolo Town during an inter-religious forum meant to promote post-election healing, resolution and integration.
The commission is planning to set up similar forums in regions affected by election violence during this campaign period.
Mr Dzoro said that Mr Kenyatta inauguration on November 28th signified the end of the politicking season.
He urged politicians to focus on building the nation and put aside politics and call for national healing.
Mr Dzoro faulted Mr Odinga for his plans to get sworn –in on Jamhuri day calling it incitement.
He said Mr Odinga has been misinformed by his advisors and lawyers and as an elder, he should retire and offer advice to other leaders.
“Politicians ought to be cautious [on] the counsel they get from their attorneys. Some of them (attorneys) inflame politicians so that they can represent them in court and get riches,” he said.
The commissioner also faulted Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi for their call to secede the coast region terming the move as petty and divisive.
He suggested that the aggrieved parties to resort to courts, Parliament and the executive to determine their differences.
He also asked religious leaders who were present at the forum to assist the police fight radicalization, banditry and cattle rustling.
These incidents have been on the rise in the region and asked the leaders to relay any relevant information they may have to the authorities to solve the cases.