Aspirants urged to ensure peaceful campaigns

The Narok County Commissioner (CC), Moffat Kangi has cautioned political aspirants against inciting their supporters to violence during the electioneering period.

Kangi reiterated the aspirants had a role of ensuring their supporters campaigned peacefully, as any incident of violence that will be reported from any camp will not be taken lightly.

We are in the campaign season and we expect all the politicians to adhere to the code of ethics they have signed with Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), anyone who will cause conflict will be dealt with properly according to the law, he said.

He was speaking on Thursday at Narok Stadium during the 54th Madaraka day celebrations where he said that no person should be forced to relocate from his home because of fear of election aftermath, as they will ensure security to all resident regardless of the status or ethnical background.

The CC reiterated he had met with all political aspirants and warned them against uttering words that could easily cause tension in the county.

The law is very clear on hate speech, anyone with intention of wooing residents by speaking words that do not promote peace is liable to punishment, Kangi said.

He also sounded a warning to residents who insult their leaders on social media, saying their days were numbered.

These are the small things that erupt to fracas, my security team is on their toes to ensure a peaceful campaign and elections, he said.

He reminded the residents that it was their duty to build their county, saying leaders who use abusive language are not worth being elected into office.

On illicit brewing, the CC commended chiefs and their assistants for helping in the fight against them menace by reporting culprits to the authorities.

Last week, Kangi led his security team in a caravan aimed at preaching peace in the County. The caravan moved from Ntulele trading centre to Narok Town and then proceeded towards Ewaso Nyiro area.

Meanwhile, has called on all the aspirants to conduct a peaceful campaign that will bring unity in the county.

She warned politicians that they will be liable of any chaos that may occur in their rallies.

The celebrations were also addressed by Narok Governor, Samuel Tunai and later attended by the other two gubernatorial aspirants, Patrick Ntutu (CCM) and Joseph Musuni (ODM) who had proceeded to the stadium after they were cleared by IEBC.

Source: Kenya News Agency