Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i oversaw the sending of extra security through the National Security Council that has authorized the deployment of the military for extra security in some parts of the Rift Valley.
While addressing the county security teams the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I explained that the areas where deployment has been directed are in need of more security.
“Following the approval by the National Security Council for additional resources, security services will bolster deployment of personnel and equipment, including aerial assets in Molo, Kuresoi, Eldoret, and other areas in the country mapped out as vulnerable to disturbance,” Matiang’i.
Some of the areas where the extra security is targeted include; Molo, Kuresoi, and Eldoret after earlier claims of inciteful leaflets under circulation in the areas were reported.
The leaflets’ circulation has been cited and spoken of earlier this week around the region, especially in Eldoret.
This evening the National Security Council deployed General Service Unit (GSU) officers to areas considered hotspots in the Rift valley region.
Further telling about the established Multi-agency command center in Nakuru that is aimed at provision of prompt response to security services within the area.
The move by the Government has even raised concerns among the residents including Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika who has critiqued the move by Matiang’I for the deployment of the military in the area at this electioneering period.
“Ridiculous, Fred Matiang’i’s goal is to create tension in Nakuru. Nakuru is peaceful! No justification for deploying GSU to Molo and Kuresoi. The intention is to suppress the vote in our strongholds,” said UDA-affiliated Senator Susan Kihika.
Susan kihika responded to the move through her Twitter account this afternoon.