Politi­cians warned against in­cite­ment and chaos in Thika

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

As­pi­rants in Thika have been warned against hooli­gan­ism dur­ing the cam­paign pe­riod. Thika West deputy county com­mis­sioner Tom An­jere said stern ac­tion will be taken against any politi­cian who in­cites res­i­dents.

An­jere said politi­cians should de­sist from dis­rupt­ing their ri­vals’ meet­ings and de­stroy­ing cam­paign ma­te­ri­als. He said that will con­sti­tute a crim­i­nal of­fence.

“We will be on the look­out for all as­pi­rants who will ei­ther in per­son, or rep­re­sented by their sup­port­ers, clash at ral­lies or de­stroy ban­ners and posters. This is a se­ri­ous crime that will cause chaos. We will han­dle the re­spon­si­ble peo­ple ac­cord­ing to the law,” An­jere said.

He ad­dressed political as­pi­rants and elected lead­ers in Thika town on Monday dur­ing a meet­ing to dis­cuss their con­duct dur­ing the cam­paigns and elec­tions.

An­jere said cam­paign time will be lim­ited from 6am to 6pm. He said any­one who vi­o­lates this rule will be ar­rested and pros­e­cuted. He warned against us­ing un­li­censed firearm hold­ers as guards.

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