Boinnet appraises party primaries to have been ‘largely peaceful’

April 29, 2017 12:26 pm
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Boinnet said investigations are ongoing into the two cases of death/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – About 63 people were arrested for various electoral and penal offences in the course of the party primaries.

This is according to the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet who says about two people died during the period in Nairobi.

”Of the two, one was subjected to mob justice while accused of being a pickpocket during the NASA rally. The other was stabbed during a confrontation between two rival aspirants along Juja road,” he explained.

Through his spokesperson George Kinoti, Bionnet urged Kenyans to remain peaceful as the country moves forward to other phases in the electoral calendar.

He says the National Police Service will remain steadfast in its resolve to provide a secure and peaceful environment for Kenyans to exercise their democratic rights during the electioneering period.

“We appeal to all political contestants to voice their grievances through the established party channels,” he said.

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