No unusual deployment of security officers, says Matiangi

August 7, 2017 5:54 pm
Matiangi said that he is confident that this will be the most credible election/JEMIMAH MUENI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7 – Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has said that there is no unusual deployment of security officers ahead of the General Election Tuesday.

Matiangi was speaking during a press conference on Monday where he said that security officers deployed were deployed in accordance with a request by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and their work was to facilitate the process and not to intimidate or hurt citizens.

“I have heard and observed some people say that we have deployed more security resources in some areas. That is not true; our deployment and management of security is demand driven and we have only facilitated what the IEBC needs,” said Matiangi.

He also said that enough security measures has been put into place and that their no need to cause alarm, and urged Kenyans to remain calm after casting their votes.

Tuesday’s elections have drawn the interest of observers and stakeholders from outside the country who have come to oversee elections as Kenyans exercise their democratic right.

Matiangi said that he is confident that this will be the most credible election.

“We are grateful to the observers and the huge teams of partners ,friends and international organisations that have shown interest in our elections this will be probably the most transparent election we have ever had in our country so we look forward to peaceful elections,” added Matiangi.

IEBC assured all was set for Tuesday’s countrywide elections.



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