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Security chiefs campaign for peaceful elections in Vihiga

County commissioner says the government has laid down strategies to secure the region

In Summary

• KNCCI Vihiga chapter chairperson Billy Nyonje said the business community does not want disruption after the election. 

• Religious leaders have also urged politicians to desist from making utterances that are likely to cause friction and divisions in the country. 

Security agents and peace actors in Vihiga are calling for peaceful elections.

Vihiga is among the counties mapped out by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission as possible violence hotspot.

County commissioner Susan Waweru said the government has laid down strategies to secure the region during the election.

"We are focused on averting any form of anxiety in the region before, during and after the election," Waweru said.

The Vihiga business community, through the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has joined calls for peace.

KNCCI Vihiga chapter chairman Billy Nyonje said the business community does not want disruption after the election. 

"We don't want to lose time and finances. We are urging our traders to vote and go back to their businesses and wait for the announcement of the results," he said.

Nyonje spoke after a peace walk from Chavakali, Mbale to Majengo.

Religious leaders have also urged politicians to desist from making utterances that are likely to cause friction and divisions in the country. 

 Inter-religious Council of Kenya Vihiga chapter chairperson Rev Derrick Wawire said they are preaching peace before, during and after the election.

Edited by A.N

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