It is now less than 12 months remaining before Kenyans make the big decision on who will lead in the next phase after the retirement of president Uhuru Kenyatta. Politicians have already started to campaign as they prepare for that event.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have already released the timetable showing the occurrence of events as preparations for the general election go on. Generally, Kenyans are anticipating that the election will be peaceful.
A statement made by the interior security cabinet secretary, Fred Matiang'i, has sparked reactions from various citizens. The CS has said that the security officers will not handle the 2022 general election like just other ordinary elections.
Matiang'i went further to reveal that a special training to all police officers have already commenced in most parts of the country. He added that these are efforts being put by the government to ensure that there will be no chaos and violence after the polls.
The cabinet secretary also warned the youth and politicians who use the social platforms to instigate violence adding that this time round the security officers will be on high alert.
"The 2022 general election will not just be an ordinary election. Security organs will be on high alert especially to those people who use social media to instigate violence. We are offering a special training to all our police officers and this has already started," said the CS.
Matiang'i stated that some African countries put off the internet during times of elections to avoid violence being instigate through social media. He however said that Kenya is not planning to switch off the internet. Click here to listen to Matiang'i speech.
Kenyans have reacted some asking what is the need for police officers to be offered a special training. Below are some of the reactions;
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