The government has put in place elaborate security measures ahead of party primaries which kick off tomorrow.
In Nakuru County, at least at least five police officers will be deployed to man each of the 906 polling stations during Jubilee Party nominations
The county chairman David Manyara assured aspirants and supporters that the primaries will be conducted in a free, fair and credible manner.
Jubilee Party nominations have attracted 681 aspirants jostling for various positions ranging from governor, senator, women rep, MPs and MCAs.
“We have talked to the security officials from across the county and have assured us of enough officers who will be deployed to maintain peace and order,” he said.
He however threatened to block aspirants who will be found to engage in hooliganism, fights and other election malpractices.
Security has also been hastened in Migori County ahead of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) nomination which has been pushed to next Monday.
Migori Police County Commander David Kirui said a contingent of General Service Unit personnel has already arrived in the lakeside town to boost the local security team to ensure peace during the nominations.
“We have deployed regular police, prison officers, forest guards and administration police officers in all the polling stations and they will get reinforcement from the GSU,” he said.
The party chairman Philip Makabong’o and Secretary General Joseph Onyango while welcoming the move however cautioned that the GSU should not be used to intimidate or create any form of breach of peace.
Another 1,000 police officers have been deployed in Uasin Gishu County ahead of the Jubilee Party primary which is expected to raise heat between the incumbent Governor Jackson Mandago and his arch rival Bundotich Kiprop, popularly known as Buzeki.
Area County Commissioner Abdi Hassan confirmed the arrival of the officers drawn from the administration, regular and Kenya Prison who are supposed to back the dreaded GSU.