County Governments are a Den of Ethnicity, says NCIC Chair
The Chairperson of the National Cohesion and Integration, yesterday faulted the county governments for promoting negative ethnicity by practicing ethnic discrimination in employment. He noted that the counties had become a den of ethnicity, with no county having complied with the employment laws of ethnic inclusion. “In our 2016 NCIC ethnic audit of county public service boards, no county complied with the laws. They predominantly offered employment opportunities to people aligned to the ethnic group of the Governor,” said Hon. Kaparo. He added that the county governments were best placed to end the menace of ethnicity in Kenya and challenged them to take a lead role in fighting ethnic discrimination. “The counties must be at the forefront in fighting ethnic discrimination in employment and if we don't manage the issue of ethnic discrimination in employment and resource allocation, it will eventually kill our country,” he said.
He was speaking during a panel discussion on media perspective on devolution for development on Wednesday 8th March 2017 at the 4th Annual Devolution Conference held at the Kenya Wildlife Service Institute, Naivasha, Nakuru County. The session was aimed at examining the role of responsible communication for inclusiveness, cohesion and development.