The government of Kenya will close all bars and other drinking joints two days before August 8th elections day. The Nakuru West Deputy County commissioner Elmi Shaffi says this will help encourage individuals vote.
Talking on Thursday amid stakeholders strategic meeting organised by Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance CEDGG at the Kenya Red Cross,, Nakuru branch, the Deputy county commissioner said the legislature has set up measures to guarantee individuals vote calmly.
“The bar will be closed on date seven and eight, business will resume on date nine. Our officers will ensure this is observed and implemented to the latter,” Elmi Shaffi said.
He also called on elders to be at the forefront in promoting peace and cohesion among the community members living in Nakuru county.
“When I see people moving out of Nakuru for fear of violence, I think you elders have failed in your responsibility in promoting peace. This is sending the wrong message. It’s high time as elders you reclaim your place in the society and be at the forefront of championing peace,” said the deputy county commissioner.