The Kenyan government is cautioning politicians against using violence as a political tool adding that they will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe has linked Saturday’s chaos at the historic Masinde Muliro gardens to similar political violence witnessed during the Malindi by-elections last month.
Kiraithe who addressed a press conference at Harambee House, Nairobi said investigations in relation to the recent incidents of political violence are at advanced stage and perpetrators will soon be prosecuted.
According to the government spokesman, the violence could have been perpetuated by the same clique of politicians who sponsored Thursday’s disruption of presidential state of nation address as well as violence witnessed last month during the Malindi by elections.
Two people were seriously injured and rushed to hospital following political clash between Ford Kenya supporters and ODM supporters.
While assuring Kenyans of enhanced security, Kakamega County Commissioner Keng’ethe Thuku and the Western region police chief Moses Ombati said two suspects are still admitted in hospital in critical condition after allegedly lobbying teargas canisters during the rally.
Minority Leader Moses Wetang’ula finally launched his bid for next year’s general elections in Kakamega town at a ceremony skipped by Cord leader Raila Odinga.
Wetang’ula made clear his intentions about taking the country to a higher level once elected President in the 2017 general elections.