Kenya’s National Police Service says it is ready for the August general elections amid rising political temperatures between the ruling Jubilee coalition and the opposition.

Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro says the service will ensure an atmosphere of peace and tranquility prevails.

Speaking at the 2nd biennial Court users Committee conference, Muhoro said police will work with all stakeholders to ensure Kenyans get a chance to exercise their democratic right of voting. He lauded the initiative saying it will go a long way in speeding up the wheels of justice.

On his part, Chief Justice David Maraga said the court users committees will help bring about a fast and fair administrative justice for all Kenyans.

He said that each institution should take responsibility for its performance and the culture of buck-passing must come to an end.

Voter registration

Meanwhile, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has announced a new round of voter registration to begin next week. The announcement has forced key political formations in the country to suspend scheduled activities and rally their supporters to enlist as voters in readiness for the August polls.

While the opposition has postponed its planned mass action to protest contentious election laws, their rivals in jubilee are asking their support base not to take any chances.

The opposition in their call, said that the win in the August polls, lies in the numbers of their support base who will take part in the vote.

But Jubilee is also keen on next week’s voter listing exercise. Deputy president William Ruto tasked Jubilee elected leaders as well as aspirants to ensure the 1.6 million unregistered voters in Jubilee strongholds are enrolled when a fresh round of voter registration begins.