Western Regional Commissioner assures region is set for elections

Western Regional Commissioner Iaiah Nakoru has said the region is calm and all set for elections on Tuesday.

Speaking to KBC Channel 1 in his Kakamega office, Nakoru called on voters not to crowd at polling and tallying centres after voting.

“People must go home after voting and wait for the announcement of results,” he said.

As for some of the security measures, Nakoru said that roadblocks will be erected in designated areas as part of deterrence against crime.

He asked politicians to maintain peace during and after elections, “politicians had sufficient time to campaign and we will not allow them to disturb the peace,” said Nakoru.

The Regional Commissioner who was accompanied by the Regional Police Commander Peris Kimani said that security agencies are watching closely areas around Mt. Elgon and the border towns of Malaba, Busia and Lwakhakha.

He noted that marine police are also stationed in Lake Victoria and will be patrolling, “to ensure peace and tranquillity.”

Elsewhere, Malindi Deputy County Commissioner Thuo Ngugi has launched an investigation into insightful leaflets doing rounds at Kijiwetanga area in the Sub County.

The leaflets are allegedly inciting residents to vote for certain candidates in Tuesday’s general election.

Thuo said that they were notified of the leaflets by members of the public adding that no person has been arrested so far.

At the same time, the Malindi Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Returning Officer Mwanajuma Ali said that all is set for voting and that no anomalies have been cited in the consignment she received.

Ali added that her officers were awaiting to be dispatched to the 166 polling stations across the constituency.


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