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Politicians warned against elections malpractice

30 October 2012, 16:22 Ben Ali

 The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) warns political aspirants in Nakuru County that they might lose their political ambitions and freedom if they try creating mayhem before, during and after the general elections.

The commission says that the new Elections Act will crack down on all political aspirants who intend to create disturbance.

Speaking on behalf of the regional Elections Coordinator Ali Ibrahim, Molo Constituency Elections Coordinator Joseph Mele said that the aspirants should watch what they do and say during this campaigns period.

“Any elections malpractice will cost an aspirant not only their political job, but also their freedom” the elections boss said in a Nakuru hotel.

Mele warned that it will not be “business as usual” for anyone who breaks the rules.

Speaking to aspirants and other stakeholders in a peace initiative dubbed ‘Nakuru County Security Model’, Mele said that the Elections Act has outlined all election offences and their preferred charges.

“The Elections Act is very specific and to the point on what happens to anyone who breaks the election rules “he said.

Meanwhile, a Non Governmental Organization has asked all political aspirants in Nakuru County to work with the District Security Intelligence Committee (DSIC) and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to end violence in the region.

Usalama Forum coordinator and spokesperson Philip Onguche said that Nakuru needed goodwill and support from the relevant authorities and the aspirants alike.

"We need the goodwill from all these players to end this so called 'hot spots ' thing in this beautiful county,” he said.
Speaking during a peace meeting organized by the DSIC and Peacenet Kenya, Onguche said that violence should never be an option in the next elections.
"We want to churn out political aspirants that embrace and love peace,” he remarked.
Onguche's comments were echoed by Peacenet Kenya's Regional Chair, Samwel Tonui, who encouraged aspirants to shun away from violence.
"We want to tell all aspirants that Nakuru County is now healing and nobody should harm the peace we have," the soft spoken man of the cloth said.

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