CS Nkaissery assures Kenyans of security during campaigns

By KBC Reporter

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has moved to assure Kenyans that his ministry will use all machinery at its disposal to beef up security to ensure peace and tranquility prevails during the campaign and election period.

Nkaissery says his ministry is working with the Francis ole Kaporo led National Cohesion and Integration Commission to ensure those propagating animosity are held accountable.

Nkaissery is cautioning politicians against using the campaign period to incite the electorate for their own selfish political interests saying anyone found culpable will be held   accountable.

He says the   government will not hesitate to prosecute politicians who will peddle hatred among Kenyans, a vice being singled out as a major cause of the 2007/2008 post-election violence.

And with the volatile regions of Baringo and Laikipia experiencing relative calm following the deployment of security personnel, Nkaissery assured Kenyans that his ministry will leave nothing to chance in security related matters.

In Nakuru, four traffic officers have been arrested for allegedly receiving bribes. The officers were arrested by the ethics and anti-corruption officials at section 58 along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway.

EACC south rift regional manager George Oira said the anti-corruption team acted on a tip off from members of the public before pouncing on the officers who were receiving bribes from matatu owners.

The four will be arraigned in court upon completion of investigations into the allegations.

And in Malindi, an Anti- Narcotics activist is fearing for his life after allegedly receiving a death threat message from what he suspects to be an Al-shabaab terrorist.

The Chairman of Maarufu anti-Drug Project in Malindi Mohamed Famau claims the group has accused him of being a police informer that has led to the arrest of radicalized youth within Malindi.  He is now seeking government protection.