Security officers caution against disrupting Thursdays’ poll

Written By: Rose Welimo/KBC Reporters


Security agencies in Kitui and Mombasa Counties have warned those planning to disrupt Thursday’s repeat presidential poll that they will face the full force of the law.

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The warning comes amid Nasa leaders’ call for the opposition supporters to boycott poll.

Top security officers in Kitui County led by Commissioner Boaz Cherutich, said legal action including arrests and prosecution will be taken against those involved in acts likely to threaten peace during the voting exercise.

“We will deal with anyone who dares to disrupt the exercise, if anyone doesn’t want to participate then let them stay at home, it’s their democratic right, the law will catch up with anyone who violates the law,” said Cherutich.

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The county security chief also assured residents that security will be provided for those wishing to exercise their democratic right to vote.

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“We have ensured that everything is in place to guarantee enhanced security in all polling stations across the county for smooth running of the exercise,” he assured.

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He further warned local politicians against making statements which might amount to hate speech or incitement of the public.

“Let leaders be warned that they will not be spare if found inciting members of the public to interfere or compromise the elections,” he said.

Meanwhile, Coast regional coordinator Nelson Marwa has warned anyone planning to disrupt Thursdays repeat poll that they will be dealt with according to the law.

He assured all residents in the region of their security as the country gears up for the repeat elections.

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At the same time he warned NASA leaders planning to lead demonstrations in the county in a bid to disrupt peace that they will be dealt with.

Marwa urged those that will not be voting to keep off polling stations adding that all critical facilities will be secured.

The opposition NASA has called on its supporters countrywide to boycott the repeat presidential election on Thursday citing credibility issues by the electoral body.


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