A few hours after the National Cohesion and Integration Commission listed the phrase ‘sipangwingwi” as one of hate speech terms, Deputy President William Ruto has now released a song christened ‘hatupangwingwi’. The DP, who adopted the phrase as his signature campaign slogan, tweeted the song on Friday in which he was featured by musician E-xray.
NCIC on Friday listed the ‘sipangwingwi’ phrase among the terms that contain coded elements of hate speech.
Others are fumigation, madoadoa, mende, kama mbaya mbaya and operation linda kura. NCIC chairman Samuel Kobia said the words are now banned in public rallies, social media posts and political talk shows.
“This will go a long way in containing hate speech and ensuring our nation is secure during this electioneering period,” he said. Welcome to Bahari News Kenya. The leading YouTube channel on matters political news. Subscribe for the latest news on sports and entertainment.