7 December 2012

Kenya: Embu PC Bans Night Campaigns

The Eastern PC Clare Omollo has banned night campaigns meetings and said any politician violating that rule will dealt with according with the law.

Omollo asked the provincial police boss Marchus Ochola to take stern action against any politician, including presidential hopefuls if they go against her order.

Speaking yesterday at the Embu Social Hall after registering as a voter the PC, said she is aware that there are some politicians who have been holding night meetings.

She said no political meeting meeting should exceed the 6pm deadline. "It will be easier to crack down on criminal activities if the meeting are held within the stipulated time."

The PC said the night meetings were unlawful and a security threat. She warned the politicians against using hooligans to disrupt their rivals meetings. Omollo said such criminal activities will not be tolerated.

"The politicians should respects the rights of the others," said the PC. Talking about the voter registration, Omollo said the provincial administrators should lead by example and register as voters.

She said it is encouraging that more than 40 per cent of the voters in Eastern region had registered. She called on those who are yet to register to do so.

The PC who was accompanied by Ochola. Ochola reiterated the PC's sentiments on night meeting and said the police will not be held responsible for any insecurity caused during the night meetings.

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