NASA urges government to reconsider implementing curfew in Lamu

NASA urges government to reconsider implementing curfew in Lamu

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GSU in Lamu. FILE/PHOTO

Nairobi, KENYA: National Super Alliance (NASA) has urged the government to consider its decision of imposing curfew in the coast and north eastern areas.

In a press briefing led by Amani National Congress Party ,(ANC) sec general Godffrey Osostsi and ODM sec general Dr Agnes Zani said that the coalition is concerned over the increase of insecurity incidences especially in Lamu county, urging the government to employ mechanism of dealing with insecurity incidences in the affected areas.

“Security and safety are paramount in this region, the recent insurgency of Alshaabab is unfortunate and we want to express our solidarity with the people of Lamu .We want the government to take resources into this region to restore peace.The government must also consider imposing of curfews which are having negative impact.”Osotsi said

He indicated that the coalition is perturbed on the increase of political intolerance going on across the country involving both Jubilee and NASA strongholds, urging members of both camps to desist from heckling presidential candidates , warning that a such trend is risky as the country heads to August polls.

“We note with great concern the rising levels of political intolerance at rallies as reported in the past few days ,it is our believe that in a democracy it is important that all candidates be heard.”Ososti said.

In the course of this week ,Homa Bay residents heckled deputy president William Ruto together with president Uhuru Kenyatta while NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga was also heckled in Githurai and Thika during his campaign trail.

They also pointed that it is incorrect for the Jubilee camp to start buying votes and identity cards especially in areas backing the opposition indicating that such acts flouts the electoral regulations

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