Security beefed up in 20 Counties ahead August elections

Francis Ole Kaparo,
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A report by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) that listed 20 counties in Kenya, has resulted to the government decision to beef up security in those areas.

The report indicated that the areas are prone to violence and if no close attention is paid, the country risks falling back to 2007/8 post election memories.

NCIC chair Francis Ole Kaparo maintained that the commission will do a lot more to ensure no violence rocks the 2017 elections to be held on August 8.

The counties include Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Narok, Kisii, Homa Bay, Isiolo, Turkana, Bungoma, Kiambu, Kilifi, Lamu, Migori, Baringo, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet and Meru.

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In recent months, the country has experienced pre-election chaos, especially during party primaries and campaign rallies.

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