Police launch peace sensitization campaign ahead of August polls

Police launch peace sensitization campaign ahead of August polls

The Administration Police National Peace Sensitization Campaign has been launched in Embu County with the focus being a peaceful General Election come August 8.

The event organized by Peace-Cop Kenya is meant to educate Kenyans on the need to be ambassadors of peaceful polls.

Peace-Cop Kenya Programs Coordinator, Mark Leleruk, said the police are on high alert and more police officers have been deployed to ‘hotspot’ areas to make sure they are prepared to deal with any violence that may arise.

“The Inspector General of Police is working closely with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to give it the required support,” said Mr Leleruk.

He said that the country is now celebrating 10 years of peaceful campaigns since the 2007/08 post-election violence, saying that Kenyans should be made aware that national integration is essential for the growth of a country.

“When the citizenry is awakened of its rights and freedoms, cases of violence might occur when exercising them. As the police, we are ready to keep Kenyans safe.  We hope these peace initiatives will make the country safe for the next many years,” added Mr Leleruk.

Written by Wahome Gitonga

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