The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Kikuyu Elders Urge State to Tame Rising Insecurity

Kikuyu council of elders have condemned the recent incidences of insecurity. They urged Kenyans to maintain peace especially during the campaigns for March 4 election.

Wachira Kiago, the council chairman said that the government should beef up security of citizens . "We are glad that the government is taking action to keep and maintain peace and we urge them to beef up and safeguard the security of its citizens. It seems that the attacks might be politically instigated," Kiago said.

Kiago advised the youth to shun those who misuse them to break the law. He was speaking in Kasarani at the council's headquarters. The elders said violence should be avoided at all costs to avoid a repeat of the 2007/08 post-election chaos.

"I urge the youths since they are the ones who seems to be used in promoting violence to show restraint and calm and should uphold law and not let anyone use them in promoting violence," said Kiago.

the chairman however urged the youths to come out in large numbers and register as voters so that they can express themselves through the balot and not violence on the streets.

"The youths should register as voters in large numbers as the only legal and moral way to change leadership in this country is by way of the ballot,"said Chairman.

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