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Western RC puts Politicians on notice over reckless rhetoric

Western Regional Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru has warned politicians against incitement and use of abusive language as the country enters an electioneering period.

Nakoru warned that security agencies are on high alert and that decisive action will be taken against such politicians in accordance with the law.

The Regional commissioner, while speaking in his office in Kakamega after chairing a regional security meeting, advised the politicians to be issue-based and propagate their manifestos instead of maligning their competitors.

“This is a warning that we shall deal decisively with anybody inciting youth to violence or those using abusive language,” he warned.

The RC’s warning comes at a time when various politicians continue to crisscross the region to solicit for votes with some engaging in verbal vitriol against the opponents.

Nakoru, who was accompanied by the regional security team, Kakamega County Commissioner John Ondego and the entire 13 sub-county security teams maintained that night discos popularly known as disco-matanga remain outlawed.

He said such gatherings not only perpetuate crime and other socials ills but also enhance the spread of Covid-19 virus.

Nakoru also warned against sale and consumption of illicit and cheap liquor saying the local administration will continue to fight the vice and those found engaging in the illegal trade will face the law.

He assured wananchi in the region that security is up-to-date in the run-up to the August 9, General Election,

“We will ensure peace prevails during and after the elections and government programmes will continue to run as usual,” he added.

By George Kaiga

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