Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has urged Kenyans to stay focused and maintain Peace during election season, saying that the government has also promised to provide security by training more police officers and IEBC officials who will offer the required services that will see the nation conduct the exercise well.
Speaking during an interview with NTV, Matiang'i says that right now, there are close to 20,000 junior officers who are being trained in Kiganjo together with other 300 Senior ones who will oversee the elections to avoid any disturbances. He also pledged to aid in helping the IEBC to focus in bringing credible elections to Kenyans who are hoping to elect their preferred Candidates.
"We as the interior ministry have decided that we will do our work of bringing top notch security during election time, by bringing Junior and senior Police officers talking to 20,000 and 300 respectively who are now taking their trainings in Kiganjo. I also personally promise to offer enough security services to the IEBC and act as an enabler of credible elections. "He stated.
The CS however added that He has collaborated with other agencies of the government including the NCIC to build a multi agency that is being chaired by the Chief Justice Martha Koome, saying that they took lessons from the 2017 general elections and the ones before.
"We also have other multi agencies that have come to collaborate with us including the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, and others which are being chaired by Hon. Chief Justice Martha Koome, since we learnt from the past elections including the 2017 one. "He added.
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