Your Safety Is Guaranteed, Police Assure Uasin Gishu Locals Ahead Of August Poll


The police have assured Uasin Gishu locals that their security will be guaranteed before, during, and after the upcoming general election.

Turbo Sub County Police Commander Christopher Wesonga notes that as the security team, they have already put in place sufficient measure that is aimed at ensuring not only the safety of the locals but also the protection of property.

Speaking to the press in Eldoret town on the sidelines of a sensitization forum for a section of police officers by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Wesonga advised locals against any plans to migrate to their rural homes in fear of electoral-related violence.

Those who are migrating from their areas of residence ahead of the August 9 poll, there should be no cause of alarm. We have enough personnel to provide security for all,” affirmed the Turbo Sub County police boss.

Uasin Gishu is among the six counties that a recent NCIC report ranked among the high-risk in terms of election-related violence, alongside Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, and Kericho.

It is as a result of the report that NCIC has intensified peace sensitization activities across the county, in hope of a positive impact that will see a peaceful election.

According to NCIC, land issues and political affiliations are some of the areas of concern within the county that contributed to it being listed among the high-risk.

NCIC Commissioner Dorcas Kedogo says the recent report should be taken positively by addressing the issues raised.

NCIC Commissioner Dorcas Kedogo addressing a media briefing in Eldoret on June 23, 2022.

There is still a chance to move from high-risk to low-risk County ahead of the August poll,” Kedogo told journalists.

The land issue we have talked to the Ministry of Lands who promised to do something. They are working on it as they know concerns of people,” she added.

Under the theme ‘Elections Bila Noma’, NCIC has been engaging among others the youth, and women, and conducting peace caravans in targeted areas.

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