The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, has cautioned the general public against causing trouble on Election Day, January 14th, 2020 warning that they will regret why their mothers gave birth to them.
The IGP was addressing the nation about the State of Security of the nation ahead of the General Elections next week.
Mr. Ochola said that it was wrong for various politicians to mobilize masses of people to stay around polling areas even after voting to monitor the elections on false claims of election fraud which is against the EC guidelines.
“There are political leaders who are urging their supporters to go in large numbers and monitor the elections on false claims of election fraud which is against the EC guidelines. There is no evidence of voter fraud”Martin Okoth Ochola (IGP)
The IGP added that it was not necessary for the people to keep around those polling areas, to crowd them as this will only expose them to the deadly COVID-19 which the guidelines are put in place to avoid.
Ochola also mentioned that the complaints from the journalists and media practitioners that the Police and security forces are targeting them are wrong and instead said that it was the media that was targeting the security forces.
“We have heard complaints that security is targeting the media. On the contrary, it is the media targeting security. It is portraying security as brutal.”Martin OkothOchola (IGP)
He however noted that the Police will work hand in hand with the media to ensure a smooth and comfortable electoral process. He also added that the Police will use reasonable force against the media to help them not go where danger is.
“We shall use reasonable force against the media to help them not to go where danger is,”Martin OkothOchola (IGP)