Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i has confirmed the arrest of eight suspects in connection with the hate leaflets making rounds in Uasin Gishu warning residents of certain communities ahead of the general elections.
The CS continued by confirming that the eight suspects will be arraigned before the court as security personnel work around the clock to ensure an end to the growing tension in the county.
“We have 8 suspects who we suspected of sharing the leaflets and they should be taken to court, none of those people are employees of the president,”
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“We are doing a security review, especially in view of occurrences of a bit of anxiety in one or two regions of the rift valley,” Said Matiang’i
According to Mating’i, the government will deploy additional resources to ensure that any challenges encountered during the operations are dealt with effectively.
The resources include the use of aerial surveillance and patrols in parts of Uasin Gishu, Molo, and Kuresoi among other neighboring towns in those areas.
“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.
A multi-agency command centre has been established in Nakuru to provide 24/7 support to wananchi drawing attention to security incidents for prompt response by security services.” Said CS Matiang’i.