Government warns against acts of hooliganism

By KBC Reporters

The government says acts of hooliganism will not be tolerated as the country heads to the 2017 general election.

Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe says that the country’s security agents have been instructed to deal firmly with those intent on disturbing public order.

The warning comes as Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett revealed that investigations into last Sunday’s incident where a vehicle was torched by rowdy youths returning from a political rally are underway.

Government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe says the government will endeavor to protect lives and property of its citizens and will not save those intent on creating public disorder.

Kiraithe is instead advising political players in the country to be responsible and advocate for peaceful campaigns based on substance rather than empty rhetoric.

Supporters of Jubilee and ODM parties reportedly clashed after holding separate rallies last Sunday. ODM held its rally at Masinde Muliro grounds in Huruma while Jubilee’s was held in Mulango Kubwa.

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds who allegedly set the vehicle ablaze after party leaders concluded their rally.