15 December 2012

Kenya: Raila Assures of Security in Clash-Torn Areas

Prime Minister Raila Odinga wound up his tour of Narok County by condemning acts of violence in the country especially in areas occupied by multi-ethnic communities.

He said that the government was commitment to providing security to all Kenyans especially in the run-up to the general elections, and called on all communities to co-exist harmoniously.

The PM spoke while addressing a public rally in Transmara, Narok County where two people lost their lives on Friday in criminal incidents.

"I want to assure all peace loving Kenyans that the government will not relent on the issue of security," he said adding that it was the government's duty to guarantee the safety of all Kenyans.

He announced that the para-military General Service Unit (GSU) will be deployed in the area to beef up cross-border security.

Odinga's remarks followed requests by Minister for National Heritage William ole Ntimama and Narok South MP Nkoidila ole Lankas that the government addresses insecurity in the area.

The legislators said ODM was the only party that was well placed to address challenges facing Kenyans.

On the coming elections, PM urged eligible Kenyans to utilise the remaining days and register as voters.

He said that the voters' card was the only weapon at the disposal of Kenyans to choose leaders that can spearhead a new foundation for growth, unity and prosperity.

"You need your voter's card to elect a credible, focused and committed leadership that is committed to moving this country forward," the PM posed.

Present were Minister for Roads Franklin Bett, Assistant Minister Magerer Langat and MPs allied to the Coalition for Reform and Democracy.

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