Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has directed that organizations intending to carry out peace meetings in the county will henceforth be required to seek consent from the County Security Committee.
This is what Mandago says will help support cohesion and integration among locals.
Speaking in Moi’s Bridge, Soy Sub County on Tuesday, the governor reiterated that every organization that undertakes any form of ‘peace event’ should seek clearance from his office.
“This is a cosmopolitan county and we have enjoyed peace all along. This tranquil we shall jealously ensure that it lasts and even gets better,” said Mandago.
“This is why we shall not take any chances, anyone who holds a meeting of peace should work with either my office or the county commissioner’s,” he added.
Mandago’s new directive comes even as the country gears up for the upcoming general election expected to be held on August 9, 2022.
Even though the campaign period is months away, the country is already witnessing heightened political temperatures with some of the leading presidential candidates traversing the country in readiness for the polls.
“We love peace, as you might have realized, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga visited Eldoret and he was welcomed warmly,” noted Mandago.
In the event also attended by his Elgeyo Marakwet Governor counterpart Eng. Alex Tolgos, the vocal county boss further called for peaceful campaigns amongst the political class.