Leaders in Kiambu vouch for peaceful elections

As the clock ticks towards the General Elections, Leaders in Kiambu County on Thursday put their heads together to strategize into maintaining a peaceful exercise.

In a meeting that comprised political and religious representation and led by Kiambu sub-county Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Njuguna Kiarie at the St. Peter’s and Paul’s church, the over 300 participants resolved to engage all stakeholders, especially the media in the coordination of processes.

Lack of timely information regarding issues such as missing details in the IEBC registers was singled out as one which could spark off violence if not handled properly.

The leaders resolved to use churches and mosques, including other institutions of worship, to remind voters to visit voter registration and verifications centres and counter check their personal data so that they do not fail to vote on August 8 General Elections.

Another challenge that was cited were illegal groupings within the society with leaders calling on residents with information regarding them to liaise with the security team to identify them.

Nyumba Kumi structures, which are already operational should be facilitated to continue working with the security team as they were well spread and could strengthen the oversighting of the election process.

Majority of the leaders agreed that Nyumba Kumi committees in all sub-counties were vibrant, committed and owing to their sterling performance in complementing security functions, it was prudent to rely on them.

Source: Kenya News Agency