Politicians warned against using youth to cause chaos during campaigns

The Vihiga County Commissioner (CC), Pauline Dola has warned politicians against using youth to cause chaos during campaign periods.

Dola said vulnerable youth were being used by some selfish politicians to create disturbances during campaigns meetings of their rivals to gain political mileage.

We must campaign in a peaceful environment. Youth who are used by politicians for their self interest should desist from such habits, said Dola.

She noted that the youth involve themselves in campaign chaos after being given free alcohol by the self centered politicians.

Dola, who was speaking Thursday at Kidundu grounds in Vihiga Sub County during Madaraka day celebrations also said that hate mongers during campaigns will be arrested and prosecuted.

We must cease from the habit of hate speech. We endeavor to live in peace and harmony during and after elections, said Dola.

She said police have been trained to deal with hate mongers and also supplied with recorders by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to use during this electioneering period.

We will use the recorders as evidence and those who will be found culpable will be prosecuted, maintained Dola.

Dola added that Kenyans do not wish to experience another election violence as witnessed in 2007/2008.

Source: Kenya News Agency