The government has laid out elaborate security plans to stem hate mongers and political hooliganism ahead of the August presidential pools, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said.
Kibicho made the pronouncement during a closed door meeting with players in security sector at Harambee House today.
“The government has put in place an elaborate security mechanism to ensure that the forthcoming general elections are held in a safe and secure atmosphere, “ said Kibicho.
Inspector general of Police Joseph Boinnet was directed to take firm action against individuals and institutions that engage in hate speech and incitement ahead of the elections.
Among the key issues extensively deliberated include; organised criminal gangs, political incitement, political intolerance, hate speech, social media misuse, disruption of rival political rallies and intimidation.
Political leaders were also cautioned against engaging in political hooliganism by forming proscribed sects.
Overtime, resurgence of outlawed groups has been linked to political activities and electioneering period. Political leaders are also accused of financing the illegal groups.