BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH JULY 2017-The acting internal security cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi has warned those plaing to incite Kenyans into violence that they will be dealt with firmly. he says as government there are committed in facilitating free and fair elections.Speaking in Nairobi at a peace forum organized by MKENYA DAIMA on Monday 17th July,Matiangi has also assured the county that his ministry is working together with other concerned bodies to ensure that they will all be protected during and after the elections.
The cs has also warned social media user against posting inflammatory massages saying they will be pursued and arrested regardless of their position in society. Matiangi has also had exception with human rights sector organizations in the country who have always supported the the bloggers and those who use social media platforms wrongly whenever the police crack down on them.
The CS says in as much as there was an element of human rights such rights becomes a wrong of they are used to commit crimes of incitement.”We are not going to negotiate the stability of the country and we will not negotiate the peace in which we need to conduct this election action will be taken and whoever commits the crime regardless of their level or status in this country will be apprehended promptly and dealt with firmly we will not depart from that”he said.
On his part the National Cohesion and integration Commission NCIC chair Francis Kaparo also said that the commission has heightened disciplinary measures against those using social media to incite Kenyans into violence.He added that they have no where to hide as already there was elaborate plans to investigate and nab all those bloggers and politicians who are engaged in inciting. On his part the inspector general of police Joseph Boinet said police were ready to offer protection to all Kenyans during this electioneering period.He has urges Kenyan not top be afraid and go on with their duties as usual without fear of being attacked by anybody.
Other speakers at the event including chief justice David Maraga and NCCK secratry general Canon peter Karanja said they will do whatever is possible to ensure Kenyans are protected.