• DP Ruto released the song a few hours after NCIC put out a list of hate speech terms.
• Kenyans now wait to see what the NCIC will do after Ruto defied them and released the song.

in a file photo
DP Ruto in a file photo
Image: Twitter

Despite the National Cohesion and Integration Commission listing the phrase 'Sipangwingwi" as a hate speech term, Deputy President William Ruto still released a song titled, 'Hatupangwingwi'.

The DP, who adopted the phrase as his signature campaign slogan, tweeted the song on Friday in which he was featured by musician X-Ray.

Kenyans will now wait to see what the NCIC will do after Ruto defied them and released the song.

NCIC on Friday listed the 'Sipangwingwi' phrase among the terms that contain coded elements of hate speech. 

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.

Below is the list of the hate speech terms:

  • Uncircumcised
  • Fumigation 
  • Eliminate
  • Kill
  • Kaffir
  • Madoa doa
  • Chunga Kura
  • Kama noma noma 
  • Kwekwe 
  • Mende
  • Hatupangwingwi 
  • Operation Linda kura 
  • Watu wa kurusha mawe 
  • Watajua hawajui  
  • Wabara waende kwao
  • Wakuja (Those that come)
  • Uthamaki ni witu 
  • Kimurkeldet (Brown teeth)
  • Otutu Labatonik (uproot the weed)
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