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Cops must arrest and charge leaflets bigots

In Summary
  • On Monday, leaflets were sprinkled overnight in Eldoret and its suburbs in which blood cuddling threats were published.
  • The evil architects hope to reopen the sore wounds of the 2008 post-election violence.

Reckless ethnic bigots seem hell-bent on lighting up trouble every five years.

The 2022 election, one of the most widely publicised, and whose results so much depend, is no exception.

On Monday, leaflets were sprinkled overnight in Eldoret and its suburbs in which blood cuddling threats were published.

The warning meant to compel a section of the electorate to vote for a certain candidate failure which they would be the subject of violent attacks and ejection from their homes.

The evil architects hope to reopen the sore wounds of the 2008 post-election violence in which more than 1,000 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced.

But even before the police open a probe into the leaflets to catch the criminals behind the reprehensible plot, some politicians have drawn their own conclusions as to the people behind the hate notices.

Apportioning blame without a basis only makes the situation worse.

Thousands of hapless folk might as well believe the politically motivated statement, which are only meant to achieve a selfish motive, and take the law into their own hands in the hope of hitting back at the culprits.

The police should move with speed and get to the bottom of the leaflets saga and snuff out the anxiety the bigots hope to kick up.

CCTV cameras are now so common in urban and even rural areas it is highly likely the perpetrators have been captured in the process of littering Eldoret with hate material.

Quote of the Day: “The mind of man is capable of anything.”

Joseph Conrad

The Polish/British writer died on August 3, 1924.

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