Political parties urged to maintain peace during primaries

The Inspector of General Police Hillary Mutyambai has called on Kenyans to maintain peace during the ongoing political parties’ nominations.

Since last week major political parties have been conducting their primaries to come up with suitable candidates who will fly their flags in various seats in the forthcoming polls.

Yesterday, IG Mutyambai presided over a high-level strategy meeting with Regional Police Commanders on the security of the ongoing countrywide political parties' nomination exercises.

The meeting was intended to appraise the security gains by the National Police Service while deliberating on the sustenance of the existing collaboration with all political parties to ensure their nomination processes are free from violence and insecurity incidents as characterised by pockets of past exercises.

The IG was particular on the security of female candidates and urged security chiefs to encourage political parties to work alongside the police to ensure their exercises are inclusive and successful while urging them to respect party rules to avert conflicts that would lead to altercations.

The primaries are expected to end on April 21.

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