Kisumu County Government has banned political gatherings within the Central Business District (CBD) and its environs.
The decision was arrived at barely hours before former Governor Jack Ranguma launched his candidature for the gubernatorial seat on the Movement for Democracy and Growth party.
Kisumu Acting City Manager Abala Wanga indicated that the ban is to safeguard the transformation of the city through urban aesthetics.
Wanga further noted that the process to modernize the city is being threatened by the ongoing political rallies that are being held within the CBD.
“We have witnessed a lot of cases of vandalism and destruction of public property after the political gatherings,” he said.
He gave notice to restrict politicians from holding political rallies within the CBD effective immediately.
Abala added that the City Management shall designate areas for political gatherings outside the CBD.