NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7 – More police officers have been deployed in parts of Eldoret to beef up security ahead of the Tuesday’s General Election.
Several lorries ferrying more police arrived in Eldoret Monday, signalling tight security ahead of the elections.
Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdi Hassan told Capital FM News that about 1,800 police officers have been sent to help in law maintenance.
“We can adequately cover the county at any given point in terms of responding to distress calls, there is no cause for fear,” he stated.
He said breaking the law will not be tolerated.
“Attempts to disrupt the polls will be met with the full force of the law, let them try and see” he warned.
The county which is a Jubilee stronghold is home to more than 250,000 voters, and a high voter turnout is expected.
A bruising battle is expected between incumbent Governor Jackson Mandago and his closest rival Bundotich Kiprop, better known as Buzeki who is running as an independent candidate.
The county is also home to the Deputy President William Ruto.
Both the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance have been campaigning hard in this county that is seen as a game changer in the polls.