Narok town residents have been warned against being used by politicians to create chaos during the electioneering period.
Speaking at Katas grounds in Narok Town Thursday, the area Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Innocentious Mutua cautioned residents who engaged in criminal activities that they risked being arrested and prosecuted.
It is unfortunate that some people, after being induced with alcohol by politicians, manhandle innocent residents who do not support their favourite politician, he said.
Mutua dismissed claims that Narok was a hot spot area saying police will ensure the area remained peaceful.
We cannot allow few criminals to intimidate the whole county, I assure you that anyone found preaching hate speech, regardless of his or her status, will be dealt with as per the law, said Mutua.
His sentiments come at a time when the council of elders has urged residents not to elect leaders who preached disunity.
The council Vice Chairman, John Mark Ole Koisaba urged the residents to respect the current leaders adding their leadership expires in August 2017.
We live with Kikuyu, Kisii, Kipsigis, Maasai people among other tribes in this county, we should avoid selfish interest that only result to chaos, said Koisaba.
Jubilee Senatorial aspirant Nkoidilla Ole Lankas asked residents to elect leaders who would unite all the tribes living in the cosmopolitan County.
Those who incite their supporters against other aspirants with an aim of causing chaos should be rejected at all cost, he said.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Women Representative aspirant Rebecca Tonkei challenged aspirants to conduct issue -based campaigns instead of utterances that would easily arouse conflicts.
We want to portray a lot of maturity in our campaign as an ODM team. It is obvious that there will be losers and winners, but the most important legacy that we aspire for, is a peaceful county, she said.
Source: Kenya News Agency