Governor Mandago Speaks After Hate Leaflets Were Found in Uasin Gishu
Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago has spoken after hate leaflets were found in the County.
Speaking to the press in Eldoret town said those involved in this heinous act will be arrested and charged in a court of law.
“My attention has been drawn to worrying reports that there are suspected cases of incitement by way of circulation of leaflets intended to cause fear, disharmony and undermine the efforts we have put in place to promote peaceful coexistence and cohesion in Uasin Gishu county,” said Uasin Gishu County governor while speaking to the press.
He said the perpetrators of the criminal act have an intention of portraying one community perceived to be aligned to a section of the political divide as aggressors and bring confusion amongst the different communities living in Uasin Gishu.
“I wish to state that we have worked tirelessly, in collaboration with national government agencies including National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), other political leaders, security agencies, the clergy, and the local council of elders to build, entrench and maintain peace and tranquility as a key pillar of development and economic growth,” he added.
He said the efforts he has put in place in the promotion of peace activities and harmony have borne fruits to the point that we are confident that there will be no violence during the ongoing political campaigns and in the upcoming general elections.
“Any aspirant irrespective of their political affiliation is welcome to seek votes in Uasin Gishu without fear, I wish to call upon peace-loving residents of Uasin Gishu to remain vigilant and reject any form of threats and incitement meant to achieve ill political intentions,” said.
He called on security agencies to intensify their operations and ensure perpetrators of such acts are brought to book