The Homa Bay County Commissioner Kassim Farrah has directed deputy county commissioners in the area to liaise with political aspirants to curb electoral violence in the county ahead of the August polls.
Farrah described incidents of violence witnessed during the just concluded party primaries and instructed the administrators to work closely with politicians to coerce them to preach peace.
We do not expect a repeat of political violence we experienced here during party primaries in April. The August elections should be as peaceful as possible, Farrah said.
Speaking yesterday in his office while meeting all the eight deputy county commissioners, Farrah said the government will crack down on inciters.
Ndhiwa, Rangwe, Mbita and Suba sub counties will hold their meetings this Wednesday. Rachuonyo North, Rachuonyo South, Rachuonyo East and Homa Bay sub counties will hold theirs on Thursday, Farrah said.
He said he will also hold a meeting with candidates who are eyeing county seats with the same message of telling them to preach peace.
He said the meetings will involve agreement between security teams and politicians on peaceful campaigns.
Some politicians cause violence yet they don’t know the consequences. My security teams across the county are fully prepared to curb any forms of violence, said Farrah.
The administrator called on residents to reject inciters and preach peace during the elections.
Elections will come and go. We need peace in the county, he added.
Source: Kenya News Agency