2,000 police officers set for Baringo county
The government has allocated more than 2,000 police officers for deployment to all polling stations across Baringo county in order to provide adequate security coverage during the August 9 polls.
The county police commander Adams Bungei (pictured) said that a sizable contingent of the security personnel will be sent to insecurity-prone zones of Baringo North and Baringo South constituencies, where voters fear for their safety.
The police boss stated that historical issues that have remained an impediment to smooth elections for a long time like thorny boundary challenges at Kampi Samaki between Baringo North and Baringo South, were recently ironed out completely through consensus by all relevant stakeholders.
Speaking during a peaceful elections sensitization meeting held at a Kabarnet hotel facilitated by NCIC, Bungei also stated that they were at the final stages of sorting the Mukutani issue, where there is conflict of polling centres between Tiaty and Baringo South.
Other areas where they have focused keenly, the police commander pointed out, include the recurring intercommunity conflicts witnessed in areas of Maji Mazuri and Timboroa, where they have managed to bring all leaders, community opinion leaders and the clergy into a round table to discuss underlying issues that keep cropping up during general elections.