Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i Warns Against Violent Demonstrations

  • Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has sent out a stern warning to people who have been damaging property during demonstrations over the just concluded election.

    Giving an update on the state of security, Matiang'i assured that the country was generally safe and secure apart from some areas of Kisumu and Nairobi including Mathare and Kibera estates.

    Matiang'i appreciated that those aggrieved by the presidential results had a right to protest as long they don't destroy people's lives and property.

    He noted that some criminals had been disguising themselves as demonstrators using the chaos to break into shops and loot property.

    The CS warned that anyone with criminal intentions would face the full force of the law maintaining that the government would stop at nothing to safeguard life and property.

    He further expressed concerns that a section of the media had been using old footage of violence witnessed in the country to depict that there was insecurity.

    Matiang'i further indicated that there was an increase in the number of false messages making rounds on social media which could cause violence.

    He insisted that security agents would remain alert to safeguard lives and property adding that three people had already been arrested regarding the protests.

    The acting CS dismissed reports that police officers were using live ammunition to respond to the chaos stating that nobody had been killed by the officers during the protests.

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