Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has denied that police have used excessive force in managing groups of youths attempting to disrupt the election on Thursday.
Speaking to journalists after casting his vote at Makadara Primary School in Lang’ata Constituency, Nairobi County, he said voting is going on smoothly countrywide.
“We don’t use excessive force, we respond to breaking of law and order. In every instance, our response has been proportionate,” said Mr Boinnet.
He said except in parts of Nyanza, Kibra and Mathare, voting is going on peacefully countrywide.
“Reports from there indicate that there are gangs of youths going to stop voting but we are managing it in accordance with the law,” said Mr Boinnet.