Peace threatening incidents ahead of the August polls will be dealt with accordingly

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Lugari Sub-County IEBC Coordinator Japheth Lang’at addresses Sub-County general Election Preparation Committee meeting
Lugari Sub-County IEBC Coordinator Japheth Lang’at addresses Sub-County general Election Preparation Committee meeting

All peace threatens incidents in preparation for August general elections within Lugari Sub-County will be investigated and action taken.

Speaking during the Sub-County general Election Preparation Committee meeting held in Lumakanda, members agreed to immediately report election security threats from politicians or actions or statements from their followers.

The Committee chaired by Lugari Senior Assistant County Commissioner Evans Otieno settled to identify all possible causes of general election violence within multi-ethnic Lugari Sub-County and find possible ways of addressing them.

Otieno on his part said committees’ continuous public sensitization on election rules was key in delivering peaceful polls in August.

The ACC revealed that politicians who are out to divide Lugari residents based on their clans, tribes or religion to achieve their selfish political ambitions will not be tolerated.

“Based on the powers given to this committee all election security threats will be identified, and discussed and proper action taken,” Otieno said.

Lugari Sub-County Peace Committee Chair Mr. George Njoroge said the Sub-County has enjoyed an admirable peace period after the infamous 2007-2008 post-election violence.

Njoroge who is also the co-chair of the Election Preparation Committee asked police and other law enforcement agencies not ignore statements from politicians or certain individuals perceived may cause division or violence within Lugari.

He asked the people of Lugari to also ignore and condemn social messages that may cause tension and divisions among the residents.

Lumakanda Police Officer in Charge of a Station Joseph Lang’at who represented Sub-County Police Commander Bernard Ngungu said that all disco matanga had been banned.

Lang’at warned that political groups who are using illegal disco matanga to campaign at night will face the law. He added that carrying out campaigns at night was against the law.

Functions of the committee include ensuring peaceful Sub-County August general elections, identify incidents that may destabilize peace and possible solutions, enhance consultation and coordination in preparation of general elections and promote conflict resolutions among political warring camps.