Regional Coordinator calls for peaceful co existence

Rift Valley Regional Coordinator, Wanyama Musiambo has cautioned citizens in Naivasha and Nakuru against peddling rumours of planned” evictions of members of certain ethnic communities before the oncoming General Elections.

He said that the government security agencies are on the lookout for people instigating unnecessary fear among others in a bid to create tension in the areas.

Addressing Nakuru County youth and women peace forum members at the Rift Valley Regional Headquarters in Nakuru , the administrator said security organs had already pooled their resources together in a collaborative bid to counter lawlessness as the country approaches elections next month.

Musiambo called on women and youth to sustain peace building campaigns in their sub counties in a bid to foster integration and coexistence among citizens during and after the general polls.

He spoke against a disquieting backdrop of reports of incitement leaflets that have been reportedly circulated in the areas and thereby prompting fear among people belonging to some ethnic communities.

The threats have been reported in Naivasha, Nakuru and Molo areas, which have experienced rising tension and insecurity during previous electioneering periods.

The commissioner said that police will without discrimination arrest individuals harassing others to vacate their homes based on an unfounded insecurity.

He assured citizens in the areas that were epicenters of the 2007-2008 post election violence of their security during this election season, saying the government is vigilant and has increased its capacity to ensure that law and order prevails during and after the elections.

He advised citizens in the County to use the social media responsibly to avoid propagating hatred among each other warning that perpetrators of hate speech will be prosecuted.

The participants were drawn from the entire Nakuru County in a major peace crusade intended to boost cohesive coexistence before, during and after the General Election.

Source: Kenya News Agency