BY KORIR JUMA,CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2017-Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i says majority parts of the country remain calm except parts of Kisumu, Mathare and Kibera.Addressing the press at his Harambee house office in Nairobi Saturday 12th, the CS says violence has mainly been fanned by false social media posts.
The CS also confirmed arrests of some people caught damaging property and causing chaos .Some of the arrests according to Matiang’i were made in regard to individuals spreading hate messages on social media.The CS SAYS police have been dealing with looters & criminals who have been destroying property, not peaceful protesters.
Matiang’i has further warned that the government will deal firmly with any individual who are found fanning violence or involved in demonstration.Matiang’i sentiments comes when there has been reports of one person having been shot dead in Maseno area of kisumu county on Friday night.
The CS also warned media both local and international against reporting in a manner that could cause violence and escalate security situation in the country.Spot check done by UPESINEWS.CO.KE in Kisumu on Saturday 12th Aug, have established that Nyalenda and Manyata areas are a no go zones with heavy presence of police in the areas.There has been reports of a woman shot on her behind with bullet still logged in her body as at 12pm Saturday.
In Nairobi’s Mathare area two sources told UPESINEWS.CO.KE that a ten year old boy was shot with power having been cut.