Politicians Warned Against Use of Abusive Language, Incitement


Stakeholders from different sectors continue to warn politicians against incitement and the use of abusive language during campaigns as the electioneering period draws closer.

Western Regional Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru has said that, security agencies are on high alert and that decisive action will be taken against such politicians in accordance with the law.

The Regional Commissioner, while speaking in his office in Kakamega after chairing a regional security meeting, advised the politicians to be issue-based and propagate their manifestos instead of maligning their competitors.

“This is a warning that we shall deal decisively with anybody inciting youth to violence or those using abusive language” warned the regional commissioner.

The RC’s warning comes at a time as various politicians continue to criss-cross the region to solicit votes with some engaging in verbal vitriol against the opponents as well as abusing the Election commission, like in the case of Sabina Chege who was summoned to appear before the IEBC’s Electoral Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee led by Chairman Wafula Chebukati after she made utterances in Vihiga county, claiming that the 2017 election results were tampered with and the same could happen in August this year.

Mr. Nakoru, who was accompanied by his regional security team, Kakamega County Commissioner John Ondego, and the entire 13 sub-county security teams maintained that night discos popularly known as disco-matanga remain outlawed.

He said such gatherings not only perpetuate crime and other socials but also enhance the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Mr. Nakoru also warned against the sale and consumption of illicit and cheap liquor saying, the local administration will continue to fight the vice and those found engaging in the illegal trade will face the law.


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