Police re-assure Kenyans of security during elections

Kenyan voters qeue to cast their ballot during the past 2013 elections. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: The Police has assured Kenyans that it will beef up security to make sure that every Kenyan exercises his or her voting right in the incoming general elections.

Speaking during a meeting with different stakeholders, speaking on behalf of Inspector general, George Kinoti said that police will be on standby in case of any security challenge.

He urged Kenyans to partner with the police in bid to make sure that the August polls is a success .

On the other hand ,NCIC representative Kyalo Mwengi warned people who will be using the social media during the August polls to spread hate speech, indicating that the government will deal with them.

He said that the government is not ready to shut internet and social media during elections .

The IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba said that it has registered 14,000 candidates for various electoral positions ,however he said that it is saddening that women representation during this electioneering year is pretty low.

He said that the commission has dispatched all kits to respective areas whereby 360,000 poll officials have been recruited.