Shioso assures Kenyans of peaceful elections in August » Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya, July 6 – Police spokesman Bruno Shioso has assured the safety of Kenyans during the upcoming polls, saying the government has put in place adequate measures to ensure the exercise goes smoothly.

Shioso told Capital FM News on Wednesday that the government is committed to peaceful elections and called on Kenyans to work with security agencies in their quest to keep the country safe.

“We have been at the heart of the action, working with partners, planning for peaceful and safe elections. All plans are in place. We have ticked all the boxes on the roadmap and are committed to peaceful elections,” Shioso said.

He also urged Kenyans to remain peaceful during and after the election period and to work with all stakeholders including the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to conduct peaceful polls.

While commenting on the current security status in the country, Shioso said most parts of the country are safe except for a few isolated cases.

The police spokesperson pointed to areas like Lamu and Marsabit where he said the government had intervened to restore peace, saying normalcy had resumed in those areas.

Regarding the “Confirm Gang” which terrorizes the people of Nakuru, Shioso said huge progress has been made in efforts to contain them, adding that several members of the gang have since been apprehended.

He pointed out that the curfews that are currently in place in parts of the country have played a key role in bringing peace to places that were previously plagued by insecurity.

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“People in these areas are actually very happy, for example in Marsabit, the curfew was for a month, but we had to extend it for a month because people asked for it, they told us that ‘They felt very safe with security guards in place,’ he said.

The police spokesperson added that without the curfews in place, the insecurity would have had a negative impact on the polls, noting that people were afraid to go out to carry out their normal activities.