A portion of Kenyans have been warned by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho not to distribute hateful election flyers, especially in the Rift Valley, as they will pay dearly for their mischief.
Kibicho announced on his social media accounts that they are aware of the wrongdoing and have sent a squad to look for the suspects.
Instead of threatening Kenyans, he urged leaders to use persuasion to win over voters.
Persuasion is the key to winning elections. NOT using intimidation or coercion. We’re shocked to see that there are pamphlets warning voters of grave consequences if they don’t support particular politicians on August 9.”he tweeted
“A multi-agency security team is pursuing the leaflet’s authors and distributors for a prompt and well-deserved court date.”
Pictures of pamphlets with threats printed on them being pinned to trees have been all over social media.
Given that the regions depicted on the leaflets are located in Uasin Gishu County, the Rift Valley was among the most severely hit regions.
However, William Ruto, the deputy president, denied rumors that violence was being planned in the Rift Valley.