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RC Maalim warns politicians against political violence

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Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Maalim Mohammed has warned politicians and individuals organizing political violence that they will be prosecuted.

Malim said security agencies are on standby to avert any violence during campaigns as the Country heads to elections.

The administrator further warned that they are on the trail of individuals bankrolled by politicians to open fictitious social media accounts which they use to incite Kenyans against each and spread hate speech.

He urged the mainstream media to report objectively and responsibly while avoiding content that may polarize citizens along ethnic lines.

Speaking in Nakuru , during a multi-sectoral consultative forum on preparedness for the August 9 General Election, the administrator said they are under strict instructions to ensure that women aspiring for various elective posts are protected from harassment by their male opponents.

He called on politicians to conduct peaceful campaigns ahead of the August elections devoid of violence, incitement and hate.

During the forum that brought together police commanders and county commissioners Departmental heads and heads of state agencies from 14 counties, Maalim warned individuals fueling land and boundary disputes to gain political mileage saying their days are numbered.





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