The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has mapped out and listed several counties as hotspots for election violence.
This is even as the country gears up for the general election slated for August this year.
According to NCIC chairperson Samuel Kobia, the commission is also looking to set up four courts to deal with culprits spreading hate across the country.
Kobia said talks were on with the Chief Justice Martha Koome to see to it that even cases pending in court are expedited.
“We have already approached the Chief Justice Martha Koome and in the coming days she is going to help use in expediting some of these cases,” said Kobia.
At the same time the NCIC chairperson refuted claims the the commission was a ‘toothless dog’, absolving itself from blame.
“As the Commission we do our part and once the case goes to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the courts, it is no longer the Commission and this one area that many Kenyans do not seem to perceive correctly and lay the blame only to the Commission,” said Kobia.
NCIC has however listed some counties as hotspots for violence before, during and after the August elections.
The regions include Kisumu: