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Matiang’i assures IEBC commissioners of security during the repeat presidential polls

Interior Cabinet Secretary- Fred Matiang'i

Acting CS for Interior Fred Matiangi has warned anybody political leaders to desist from spreading hate speech that will divide the country among tribal lines.

Matiang’i said that the ministry was well prepared for the repeat October 17 presidential polls saying that they will provide security to all actors including IEBC commissioners, Returning Officers and other electoral officials.

“We want to assure all Kenyans and the world that the country is safe and secure,” said Matiang’i after meeting with security officers in Coast.

Matiang’i also warned hate mongers that their days were numbered saying the purge had just begun and that the government will not relent.

He was referring to the recent arrest made on former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria over hate remarks.

The two vocal political leaders were arrested for interrogation over hate remarks. Muthama was arrested around Kangundo area and held at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters on Kiambu Road.

While his counterpart, Kuria was picked from Gatundu and taken to the same area for questioning.

“We have just started cracking on hate mongers and this will continue” said the acting Interior CS.

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