Fear, tension in Kenya violence hotspots

Two children stand together as heavy rain falls at an IDP camp. Some residents are returning to the camps fearing violence during the referendum on August 4. Photo/FILE

What you need to know:

Police to be sent in three waves

  1. Intelligence officers will be sent to areas of interest to gather information.
  2. Additional officers will be sent to police stations in the areas of interest.
  3. 39,000 more officers from prisons, Kenya Wildlife Service and Forest services to be gazetted and sent by the end of next week.

The government is rolling out a massive security operation to ensure peace before and after the referendum on August 4.


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