Politicians warned over hooliganism

Madaraka Day parade at the Kerugoya stadium this morning with the Kirinyaga County Commissioner Moses Ivuti receiving the parade salute

Any politician caught hiring goons to disrupt   meetings  of his or her opponents  will be  dealt with like any criminal , Kirinyaga County Commissioner Moses Ivuti has  warned  .

Ivuti said it was undemocratic for any politician to hire  hooligans to disrupt a  campaign   rally for his or her opponent.

Sounding the warning at the Kerugoya  stadium this afternoon during the Madaraka Day celebrations , Ivuti said recently some politicians had hired goons to shout  down and disrupt a rally which was attended  by the  Azimio presidential running mate Martha Karua .

“As a county security  team we will deal firmly with any  leader found engaging in this kind of dirty politics , and further warn them that they should look elsewhere and  not  in  Kirinyaga,”he warned .

He also told  area residents  not to attend  a rally of a politician they did not like but instead keep away to avoid confrontation.

“If you do not like  politician XYZ please keep of his or her rallies or attend  but do not utter any word that might provoke an ugly situation ,”he said .

A tough talking Ivuti  disclosed that some  arrests have since been made after some hooligans disrupted Karua’s homecoming  procession while  others were still being pursued .

“We want peaceful and mature electioneering campaigns during ,   when voting and even after  the process , “he stressed .

Then fete was however marred by a massive boycott of the political class  with only an MCA candidate George Kagori being present .

Area Governor Anne Waiguru conspicuously abstained from the fete as well as her entire administration .

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