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Residents flee as tension mounts in Naivasha

04 July 2014, 16:18 Wewe ni Wetu

Naivasha - Panic-gripped residents of Naivasha continue to flee the area even after reassurance that security has been beefed up.

A spot check by the media established that frightened families were still fleeing the town following allegations that there were leaflets warning them to leave the area before the planned Saba Saba rally.

Most of those interviewed expressed fear of a repeat of the 2007/2008 post-election violence saying that the current tension in the area was too much to bear.

One residents, Jairo Mugonyi who was boarding a western-bound bus with his family, said he was not about to take chances and would rather see how events unfold from afar.

“I have taken this decision to leave Naivasha because of the heightened tension and uncertainty. I don’t want to go through what I experienced in 2007 and I will return when things cool down”, he said.

However, the new Naivasha sub-County Commissioner, Abraham Kemboi said there was no need for panic.

“Rumors have driven people into a panic mood but I want to reassure them that there is nothing to fear as nobody will be attacked. Everybody’s security is guaranteed,” he said.

Kemboi said that chiefs and their assistants have been going round reassuring locals of their security since Thursday.

He added that joint security patrols from all the security agencies in the area have been organised to ensure that no criminal elements take advantage of the rumors to hurt people.

“I have directed all the chiefs and their assistants to go round their locations and reassure the people that there was no cause for alarm and that they should go about their businesses as usual,” he added.

Kemboi said those fleeing the town had no reason to, adding that they were instead contributing to creation of unease in the town.

Area Member of Parliament, John Kihagi urged the residents to remain calm and ignore the rumor mongers who he said were out to create fear and unnecessary tension.

“I want to reassure everyone that there is enough security and that no one will be attacked as has been rumored. Everyone here is for peace. We will not allow people spreading malicious rumours to destabilise the peaceful co-existence that residents have enjoyed,” he said.

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