Jubilee using police to intimidate NASA strongholds, says Kalonzo

Kalonzo Musyoka. PHOTO: file

Kilifi, KENYA: National Super Alliance (NASA) has called out  Jubilee for plotting to use police in NASA strongholds zones to create tension during the forthcoming general elections.

The leaders say the plot is aimed at scaring residents so that they can not come out to vote; basing it on  the past 2013 general elections,where residents in several parts of the coast region did not vote due to fear of police.

Addressing the public in Kilifi Water sports ground on Sunday, NASA running mate Kalonzo Musyoka warned President Uhuru Kenyatta against such activities.

He said Kilifi is one of the most peaceful counties in the country, expressing shock that it was put as one of the hot spots where the government intends to deploy police officers.

“We already have intelligence reports that the government is plotting to use police to cause tension to residents in this county and many other counties all over the country,” Kalonzo said.

“My urge to President Uhuru Kenyatta is to forfeit that plan because we will go to the ballot under any circumstances,” he said.

The former deputy president said the security arms are destined to maintain peace and order adding that they should  be misused by the government.

In 2013, Kilifi was among the counties hit by the vice, with various areas abandoned by residents.

Chumani and some parts of Chonyi were flooded by police officers in a hunt down of MRC members.

“We don’t want a repeat of what happened during that time, we need peaceful elections where every Kenyan will be given freedom to exercise his/her conjugal right of voting,” added Musyoka.

He was in the company of NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga, Kilifi governor Amason Kingi and his compatriot Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho among other aspirants.

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