Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has identified 33 of the country’s 47 counties as possible post-election violence hot spots after the general election scheduled for Aug 8l, 2017
The commission says that it is closely monitoring the various regions with a view to averting possible arrests and has launched several peace initiatives as the country experiences renewed political activity ahead of next years polls.
The NCIC says it is laying down an elaborate operation plan, including public education, ahead of the general election.
NCIC Commissioners were in Malindi in eastern Kenya over the weekend to train police officers on how to handle hate speech. They distributed high-tech voice recording gadgets to help the police keep track of politicians before, during and after the electioneering period.
Commissioner Roba Sharamo said all the six counties on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast are among the 33 hot spot counties and added the commission would work closely with other agencies to help mitigate possible violence.
The commissioners also cautioned politicians against incitement saying hate speech mongers would no longer escape justice.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK