Stay where registered to participate in the polls, urges Lands CS

The Lands Cabinet Secretary (CS), Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi has advised Kenyans to stay put in their places of residence to deliberately participate in the next week’s general elections.

Prof. Kaimenyi decried reports that some people were fleeing from parts of the city for their rural homes on fear of violence.

Addressing the media in Meru Town on Friday, the CS called on Kenyans to have trust in the security apparatus put in place cautioning against speculation of violence.

Fleeing out of fear of violence is acting like a prophet of doom and creating more tension in the country. Our internal security ministry has assured of adequate measures to safeguard the country and its citizens, said the Lands CS.

Kaimenyi called on Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to make their choices of the leaders they want.

You chose your leaders through absconding your civic right to vote. On August 8 wherever you shall be, ensure your neighbour has voted and assisting those who are unable to reach their polling centres to do so, said the CS.

Kaimenyi also cautioned voters against electing leaders who scored poor grades in the secondary school examinations, saying it will be the basis of poor leadership.

Source: Kenya News Agency