Polls violence fear heightens as security agencies pledge peace

Members of the public during a peace walk in Eldoret town, flagged off by Ainabkoi Deputy County Commissioner Nobert Komora, who called on youths not to be used to cause chaos during the electioneering period. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Corporates have begun instructing their staff on how to stay prepared for any chaos that may come as a result of next month’s election.
  • Elsewhere on the internet, there are at least three travel advisories warning citizens of Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom to be cautious of the August 8 date as there is a likelihood of violence.
  • Investments in real estate, said Mr Ndoro, have also been scaled down as investors speculate on the outcome.
  • Bamburi advises its staff to avoid being out on particular hours on the election day so as to avoid being caught up in case of chaos.

Eighteen tenants have moved from houses managed by Mr Simon Mwangi in Nairobi’s Mathare area in the last two months, pointing to the apprehension people are having ahead of next month’s polls.

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