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BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,13TH AUG 2017-Kisumu Governor-elect Anyang’ Nyong’o has appealed for calmness in the lakeside city following pockets of violence reported on Friday after the declaration of presidential election results.
Nyong’o pleaded with traders to reopen businesses in order to mitigate an economic crisis in the region.
“We appeal to our people to remain calm and business owners to reopen business because so long as businesses are closed, this county will suffer tremendously economically,” Nyong’o entreated.
He pointed out that an agreement had been reached between local leaders and security officers in the county to ensure blood-letting does not occur.
“We met last night with the county commander of police and we agreed no live bullets should be used until such a time there’s war. Criminals who break into shops should be arrested and taken to court,” he said.
He also warned criminals against taking advantage of anxiety to cause chaos saying they will face the full force of law.
“I’d like to tell any criminal that you commit a crime at your own risk. If anything untold comes to you because you’re breaking into someone’s shop or house that is criminal activity and those who do so will face the law.”