Politicians warned against organising own security during campaigns

Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan has pledged to provide political aspirants a secure and conducive environment as they conduct campaigns in the region.

Mr Lilan said that the county government will avail the needed security to all candidates without discrimination, adding that any improvised security measures by any politician would be considered as a crime.

“The government will provide enough security to all the aspirants and any extra security that will be improvised by the aspirants will be treated as criminal activity,” Lilan said.

Speaking Friday in a consultative meeting held at the county headquarters by IEBC to guide the politicians on what is expected of them during this period, Lilan reiterated that security and social media usage need attention to ensure peaceful elections and campaigns as well.

He warned the aspirants against misinformation and spread of propaganda using social media.

“Do not use social media to spread inciting messages which will create conflict amongst people in the society. Use bloggers who will create a good reputation for you in social media,” said Lilan.

The County Returning Officer Fredrick Apopa on the other hand assured the aspirants that voting will be carried out in a free and fair manner while at the same time requested them to adhere to the dates as planned by the IEBC.

“We will gazette all the polling stations and measures to ensure we achieve our goal of credible elections,” Apapo said.

The meeting was attended by security officials and various aspirants including gubernatorial aspirants Dr Evans Kidero and Gladys Wanga and others vying for other various seats.

They promised to abide by security rules through upholding peace while conducting their campaigns in the region.

Loyal supporters of the aspirants came in large numbers to give their support to their preferred candidates.



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