Security beefed up ahead of polls

The government will beef up security during and after the repeat presidential polls countrywide.

Speaking in Kitale on Saturday, Water Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa assured residents of ample security especially during voting day, and asked them to turn out in large numbers and elect the presidential candidate of their choice.

However, Wamalwa drummed up support for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat presidential polls slated for 26th October, 2017.

No one should fear to turn out at the polling station to cast their vote because security personnel will be there to ensure that the elections are held in a peaceful environment, he said.

The Trans Nzoia County Women Representative, Janet Nangabo also asked residents to vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying the presidential elections must be done and concluded on the material day to save the county from being in a campaign mood all the time.

The President has done a lot for the people of Kenya and I am urging you to turn out in large numbers to ensure that he gets back his seat, she said.

She asked residents to co-exist harmoniously, adding that violence retards development.

Nangabo also took issue with the NASA Presidential aspirant Raila Odinga who allegedly withdrew from the race saying that he was taking Kenyans for granted.

Source: Kenya News Agency