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Further to the statement that we yesterday the 26th day of October 2017, we promised to issue a comprehensive statement on the status of the security during the fresh Presidential Elections.

 Most Kenyans would by now know that most polling stations across the country opened yesterday on schedule, save for a few Counties. However, a number of Polling Stations were not opened or opened late due to various factors among them, failure of IEBC staff to report on duty, weather conditions, and refusal by hired transporters to release their vehicles.


As the country goes into fresh Presidential Elections on 26th October 2017, we have witnessed an escalation of political rhetoric accompanied by assault and other forms of violence against innocent Kenyans. IEBC officials engaged in training and preparations for the Presidential elections, have not been spared either.

 Despite the frequent accusations levelled at the Police of alleged wanton killing and brutality, our records indicate that between 2nd and 16th October, 2017, four deaths have occurred as a result of Police intervention to stop violent demonstrations. Ten police officers have been injured and seven persons arrested who have been charged in court.

Here is the chronology of events:


Following the decision that demonstrations should for the time being, not be allowed within CBDs of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa, the concerned County Police commanders informed those who had notified them of their intention to hold processions that their request could not be granted for reasons as  provided for by the Public Order Act, 2016. This communication was delivered accordingly.


The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has, since 2013, provided training to over 3,000 police officers who are currently  assisting the Commission with collection of actionable intelligence on issues of hate speech, incitement to violence and ethnic profiling.

The NCIC Chairman Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo said the trained officers have equally been provided with voice recorders, camcorders and other necessary equipment to enable them perform their duties with ease.

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