Politicians Accused Of Importing Teargas To Disrupt Opponent Campaigns


The country’s security team is on alert following increased campaign rallies which are instigating fresh insecurity cases in different regions.

Siaya security team has allegedly accused politicians in the region of importing tear gas from neighboring countries which they use to disrupt their opponent’s campaigns.

The Siaya chairman of the security committee, Mohammed Barre who is also the county commissioner said, the police were on the trail of supporters of some politicians suspected to be behind the incidents that are aimed at instilling fear in the public.

He said that a special police squad, led by the county police commander has been formed to track and bring to book those behind insecurity in the county.

Addressing the media at the county headquarters today, Barre said that the security committee will not allow anybody to use unorthodox means that are a threat to security to undermine their opponents from exercising their democratic rights.

“We have had challenges in the recent past where people have used unorthodox means. They bought tear gas from a neighboring country which they threw into the multitude which endangered lives” said the county commissioner adding that the security agents have already nabbed several people and are in pursuit of a few others who escaped the dragnet.

Barre said that the county security team was committed to ensuring maximum security to all citizens before, during, and after the elections adding that, no one will be spared should he or she break the law.

He called for cooperation from the public, noting that the police cannot effectively perform without information and support from Kenyans.

The commissioner’s statement comes on the heels of an increase in the number of incidents where political goons have been accessing and hurling teargas in political rallies in Siaya.


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