• On Tuesday, the government confirmed that it had arrested eight people in connection with circulation of hate leaflets in Rift Valley as investigations continued.
• Interior CS Fred Matiang'i also announced the deployment of extra police officers in areas perceived to be vulnerable to poll-related chaos in the region.
Senate majority leader Samuel Poghisio has called on Kenyans to uphold peace and unity ahead of the August 9 general election.
The West Pokot senator said the country will remain as one after elections regardless of who emerges victorious in the electoral combat.
"Spread love everywhere dear Kenyans. Elections are here and by now you have known whom you are electing. The only thing you can do is to spread peace, love, and unity," Poghisio said in a tweet.
"Whoever wins the presidency is a Kenyan. Peace everyone. After elections we are family again. I have faith," he added.
His remarks came hours after hate leaflets emerged in parts of Rift Valley, home to his West Pokot county.
On Tuesday, the government confirmed that it had arrested eight people in connection with circulation of the leaflets as investigations continued.
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i also announced the deployment of extra police officers in areas perceived to be vulnerable to poll-related chaos.
"Following approval by the National Security Council for additional resources, security services will bolster deployment of personnel and equipment including aerial assets in Molo, Kuresoi, Eldoret and other areas in the country mapped out as vulnerable to disturbance," Matiang'i said.
He added that a multi-agency command centre has been established in Nakuru to provide 24/7 support to wananchi for prompt response to any security threats.
The CS assured residents of the affected areas that the deployment of extra security personnel is not for aggression purposes.
He said the extra officers are there for surveillance and a show of assurance that the government is ready for any eventualities.
"Wananchi should be calm and confident that we will go ahead with the elections without a problem. We are totally ready we have sufficient resources," Matiang'i said.