, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 – Security agencies have been asked to remain on a high alert as the country gears up for the October 26 fresh presidential poll.
Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi said the country more than ever before needs their services to ensure Kenya remains peaceful before and after the polls.
“We are in a place we have never been before as a country,” the CS said while closing a one-day workshop of regional and county commanders.
As the day of the election nears, he urged all security agencies that will be involved during the fresh presidential election to act with a lot of restraint “because you shall be provoked.”
“This is that time when we need to summon what’s good in us to ensure our country is stable.”
The fresh election follows the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory by the Supreme Court.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet who also spoke during the workshop assured the country that all was set.
“We are ready,” he said.
Just like in the previous election, he said they will adopt a multi-agency approach to ensure there is a timely response to any security needs.