The government has launched investigations into the source of leaflets warning some communities in Kinyoro ward, Trans Nzoia West Sub County of dire consequences should they fail to vote a candidate from a particular community.
Area Deputy County Commissioner Moses Gicharu warned residents against engaging in acts that will breach peace in the region and other parts of the country.
He said security agents in the county are following leads which he said will help apprehend the culprits.
Gicharu disclosed that among those who have been interrogated include parliamentary and county assembly aspirants from Kinyoro ward and Saboti constituency.
One of the leaflets seen by KNA read in part Hakuna siku mwanamke ataongoza Saboti, na wale ambao wanajihusisha na Wabukusu hapa Kinyoro matakiona.
He regretted that though all aspirants have been taken through the electoral process and urged to maintain peace and tranquility, some politicians still went against the law warning that such people risk being barred from contesting by IEBC.
He reminded aspirants that they have signed the electoral code of conduct, adding that those found engaging in acts of lawlessness will be dealt with firmly.
The deputy county commissioner called on aspirants to read and understand the electoral code and other related laws well and adhere to the same. All aspirants must keep within the electoral laws to avoid being arrested and prosecuted, he maintained.
He assured area residents of their safety saying security personnel were on high alert. He however called on residents to help security agents tackle lawlessness efficiently by volunteering information to aid in apprehending criminals.
Gicharu urged aspirants to contain their supporters, adding that those found engaging in acts of hooliganism will be dealt with severely.
Source: Kenya News Agency