Aspirants for various elective positions in Kirinyaga County have signed the electoral code of conduct which they would adhere to during their campaigns.
They also vowed not to engage boda boda riders to harass or intimidate their political rivals during the period.
Speaking in Kerugoya town on Friday during a meeting convened by IEBC officials in the County, the aspirants promised to ensure their supporters do not misbehave during the campaigns.
An aspirant for the gubernatorial seat on Maendeleo Chap Chap Party, Macharia Karani said he would rather lose the seat than engage in acts of violence.
Already, I have given proper guidance to my supporters as to how they should conduct themselves during the campaigns, he said.
Anne Waiguru’s running mate on Jubilee ticket, Peter Ndambiri said boda boda riders required proper sensitization to prevent them from being misused by politicians.
As leaders, we should endeavor not to hire the riders for the purposes of fighting our rivals during this contest for it will come to an end on August 8, while Kirinyaga will remain forever, he said.
Ndambiri said what he vowed to adhere to was what Waiguru stood for and hoped the campaigns would lead to free and fair elections.
The County Commissioner (CC), Mohamed Birik who was accompanied to the session by all his senior security officers said all the necessary measures had been put in place to counter any incidents of hooliganism.
We have information there exists goons for hire in this county but let me warn such criminal gangs not to even dare to show up as we are set and ready to crush them, Birik said.
The aspirants also agreed to harmonize their campaign meetings and to ensure they do not collide in one venue.
Source: Kenya News Agency