CALL FOR PEACE

Kitui commissioner warns inciters ahead of August polls

Says there will be no mercy or leniency for leaders who incite others to engage in election violence.

In Summary

• Rioba urged Kenyans to avoid messages that give negative energy that may cause disharmony between people.

• Rioba said the church is concerned about security in the country and is working with government agencies to ensure peace prevails throughout the electioneering period. 


United Akamba Clergy leader Bishop Peter Mwangangi shakes hands with Kitui county commissioner Mbogai Rioba on Tuesday.
United Akamba Clergy leader Bishop Peter Mwangangi shakes hands with Kitui county commissioner Mbogai Rioba on Tuesday.
Image: MUSEMBI NZENGU

Aspirants who will engage in activities that breach peace ahead of the August polls will face the law, the Kitui county security committee warned on Tuesday.

Chairperson Mbogai Rioba, who is also the county commissioner, said there will be no mercy or leniency for leaders who incite others to engage in election violence.

“Avoid messages that give negative energy that may cause disharmony among people. We want to have peace because this country is ours and we will have it even after the elections,” Rioba said.

He spoke to the media after meeting the clergy from Kitui who are organising a peace prayer session in the county on Friday.

“Anybody who breaks the law will be answerable," Rioba said.

He was accompanied by, among others, the head of the Akamba united clergy Bishop Peter Mwangangi.

Rioba said the church is concerned about security in the country and is working with government agencies to ensure peace prevails throughout the electioneering period.

He said all is set for Friday peace prayers and all politicians have been invited.

 

United Akamba Clergy leaders on Tuesday.
United Akamba Clergy leaders on Tuesday.
Image: MUSEMBI NZENGU