Let security forces be apolitical during polls

What you need to know:

  • Intense competition is already building up amongst individuals and political parties interested in winning the various elective seats at the ballot.
  • The electioneering time is a season of noisy political rallies that almost always see rival groups clash on the podium and elsewhere.

Security agencies must keep off the succession politics and concentrate on providing security to Kenyans without discrimination. Such an election as the forthcoming one is a delicate affair and security officers cannot afford to either take sides or drop their guard. This is especially critical as the country gears up for a general election in August that will see transfer of power from a retiring President to a new one, making it a high-stakes contest.

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