Eastern Regional Commissioner Urges Residents to maintain peace ahead of polls

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EASTERN REGIONAL COMMISSIONER ISAIAH NAKORU

Eastern Regional Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru, has called on residents to maintain peace as the country heads to general elections next year.

The RC, addressing the press from his office on Wednesday said, peace was a pre-requisite for development and key to the country’s stability and called on residents not to allow politics to drive a wedge between them.

“We need peace before, during, and after elections for the country to continue holding together and maintain the right development trajectory,” Nakoru said.

Nakoru, has further warned those bent on breaching peace that, the security apparatus within the region was on high alert and would spare no effort in bringing the culprits to book in a bid to ensure calm was maintained during the electioneering period.

“We are still appealing to our people to continue observing Covid-19 protocols to curb further spread of the deadly disease especially now that the country is battling the new Omicron variant that is said to be more infectious and lethal,” said the RC.

He raised concern with the low vaccination uptake in the region with statistics indicating that only 13.7 percent of the target population of 4.2 million people had been vaccinated.

Nakoru said, the hesitancy was a serious health concern and called for people to take the lifesaving jab seriously as the majority of those who are hospitalized are unvaccinated.

He at the same time called on parents to make use of the holiday break to counsel their children in a bid to curb cases of unrest in schools.

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