Conduct peaceful campaign rallies or risk prosecution, residents urged

Politicians who incite their supporters to cause chaos and violence during the campaign rallies in Kericho County risk arrest and prosecution, Kericho County Commissioner (CC), Muktar Abdi has warned.

Speaking during this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations held at the Kericho Green Stadium on Thursday, Abdi said aspirants should conduct their rallies with sobriety, saying those found culpable of incitement will not be spared.

No one is above the law and any aspirant or political leader found culpable of incitement, violence and destruction of properties will be treated like a criminal, he said.

The CC called for tolerance of divergent opinions from the aspirants, while urging aspirants to exercise responsibility in their campaigns by advancing peace messages in their rallies aimed at unifying the residents.

He warned the youths against disrupting peace during the campaign period, saying the law will also not be lenient on them.

Abdi pointed out that police will be on high alert to ensure law and order was maintained during the campaign period and after the August 8 general election.

Source: Kenya News Agency