Monday, June 17, 2024

Kindiki orders arrest of those using social media to incite people

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has ordered the arrest and prosecution of all those using social media to incite people along ethnic and religious lines.

“A crackdown has been ordered for investigations, arrest and prosecution of all those using social media and other media or otherwise inciting the public to hate and violence along religious, ethnic, political or other sectarian parameters.” said the CS

The CS was speaking as he toured Lamu where he praised security agencies ensuring that terrorists are kept at bay.

“The Government remains seized of the security situation in Lamu County to neutralize the threats posed by terrorists, extremist ideologies and other criminals.

It is gratifying to note the significant progress made by the Multi-Agency Operation Linda Boni, and the commendable and patriotic sacrifices of our officers.

Upon review of the prevailing operational environment, additional security facilities have been set up to enhance security in Marafa, Widho, Juhudi, Salama and adjacent areas.

In light of the ongoing El-Nino rains, several security facilities will be rehabilitated and others repositioned to ensure maximum vantage against criminal elements.” said Kindiki

The news comes in the wake on raising political and ethnic tension in the region where some powerful individuals have vowed to return the leadership position to the people of Lamu.

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