A section of youth political activists in KIlifi County are calling for residents to maintain peace during and after tomorrow’s general elections as fears of insecurity breach instill amongst citizens.

The group of youths from different political parties merged to discuss security maintenance issues among Kilifi residents at a Mariakani hotel after being informed that the police are conducting security probes among some youths in the area.

Speaking to the media at Mariakani, Juma Katana Konde said that despite their political differences there is need to maintain peace tomorrow since the voters will still need each other after the elections.

Katana also urged police to provide security to all residents and punish anyone who intends to breach security including politicians who are allegedly planning to manipulate the youths into causing chaos.

He claimed that they got reports about some youths being probed by police saying that they are not sure of what the security officials wanted to know from them.

He pleaded security officials not to arrest residents without clear reasons but instead allow them to exercise their democratic rights of voting.

Gibson Unda, who recently ditched his political bid of contesting for Kaloleni ward MCA through Jubillee party ticket to support his opponent, said that all he is advocating for is peace.

He also urged the police to work together with residents to maintain security while electing leaders tomorrow.

He said that residents should not be divided by violence just because they have political differences.

Leah Thuva from Mariakani urged voters to go home after voting to ensure that they don’t get involved in any form of chaos.

She said she would not wish to get the news of any resident from Kilifi get injured or killed because of insecurity issues during and after tomorrows general elections.

Fredrick Thoya, a resident from Kaloleni, urged residents to turn out in large numbers to vote but maintain peace while at it.

He said there is still life after the elections and thus there is need for peace in the county and the country at large.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of https://www.ktmn.co.ke KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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