, MACHAKOS, Kenya, Oct 23 – Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has urged voters in the county and the entire Ukambani region to come out in large numbers and participate in the fresh presidential election this Thursday.
He assured residents that their security was guaranteed and warned those planning chaos they will be dealt with.
“Those who want to vote will have their rights protected. Those who don’t want to vote should stay at home,” said Mutua.
He added that he will together with his family will vote on October 26.
Addressing a news conference at his office, Mutua said the Supreme Court had given clear directions on the repeat poll.
“That’s why I say that those opposed to the polls must follow the law. We should not allow the nation to become a banana republic, “said Mutua.
He said the silence by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka on the poll boycott was loaded and could be an indication that he was not supporting the boycott by the NASA coalition.
“He does not want to be caught in the violence mix which can land him before the ICC, “said Mutua.
He said that he will chair a county security committee meeting to discuss how security will be beefed up during and after the election.