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Laikipia county officers warn politicians against incitement

The top cops say those found issuing statements bordering on hate will face the law

In Summary
  • Laikipia East MP Mohammed Amin urges his supporters not to insult his opponents but engage in mature campaigns.
  • County police commander Nyoike tells boda boda operators to follow traffic rules 
Inspector General of Police HilLary Mutyambai.
TIGHT SECURITY: Inspector General of Police HilLary Mutyambai.
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Laikipia county top police officials have warned politicians against inciting their supporters to cause violence during the campaigns.

Laikipia DCI boss Onesmus Towett warned that any leader or politician found making inciting political and ethnic statements that may cause chaos will be arrested and prosecuted.

Speaking during a party held for police officers and their families at Nanyuki police station, Towett said they will be monitoring the utterances of the leaders.

“I will not give you a chance to pollute the minds of the people and cause chaos among them here in Laikipia because of politics," Towett said.

"If you happen to do that, I will be there to deal with you and remove you from society.”

Laikipia East MP Mohammed Amin urged his supporters not to insult his opponents but engage in mature campaigns.

“If any of my supporters gets arrested for engaging in campaigns that causes mayhem or chaos, don’t expect me to come to your rescue at the police station,” Amin said.

County police commander John Nyoike told boda boda operators to follow traffic rules while on the road.

Nyoike said some of them were riding carelessly without adhering to the rules and causing accidents.

“Why would you behave like you are living on a borrowed life? Ensure you have a riding license and your motorcycle has a valid insurance cover,”  Nyoike said.

He further added that some matatu saccos were allowing some of their vehicles to operate with faulty speedy governors thereby causing road accidents.

The police boss told business people to ensure they only stock items and wares that are certified by the government.

“You find that in some bars, the operators stock alcohol that is not certified by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, which end up killing people. We will not allow that.” 

 

(edited by Amol Awuor)