Homa Bay County Commissioner Kassim Farrah has cautioned aspirants for various political positions in the County against hate speech and incitement to violence during this electioneering season.
Farrah said the government had deployed speech monitors to all parts of the county to carry out surveillance and nab culprits involved in hate speech and incitement.
We are going to strictly monitor campaign speeches and bring to book anyone who makes inflammatory statements so that we can have peaceful elections,” he said.
Speaking in his office during a security meeting on Thursday, the county commissioner told the aspirants to strictly adhere to the electoral code of conduct or risk being prosecuted and disqualified from running.
He urged IEBC officials in the County to ensure the elections will be free, fair and credible so that all players accept the results.
Farah said the government had created new locations in Lake Victorias’ islands of Takawiri and Remba in an effort to take services closer to the people and improve security, adding that police camps will soon be opened in the islands.
He told the locals to cast their votes peacefully during the coming general elections and return to their homes to await results.
Source: Kenya News Agency