Kisumu, Kericho governors meet over border tension after naswa goons assault voters


Village Elder
On Friday, a rowdy mob barricaded roads in Muhoroni and Kipsitet towns, paralysing business and transport for several hours.

Mr Paul Ngeny, one of those injured by the mob, said he was accosted as he left the polling station.

The mob raided the polling station causing electoral agency staff to seek refuge at the nearby Kapchebwai polling station.


“We were forced to sleep at Kipsitete trading centre following reports that the roads had been barricaded by youth,” said Mr Gibson Cheruiyot, the presiding officer of Kapchebwai centre.

Deputy OCPD Nathan Sanya said there has been tension at the border over the repeat election.

"Some hooligans blocked people from voting at Bogwo leading to the moving of the polling station. The voters were duly informed of the changes and I am told the process is going on well," said Mr Sanya.

Kisumu and Kericho governors have intervened to ease the rising tension between communities living on the border of the two counties over the repeat elections.

On Saturday, Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony met with his Kisumu counterpart Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o to discuss security issues after some voters were prevented from casting their ballot in Muhoroni, which is on the border.

There were reports that those who were prevented from voting were planning revenge.

Addressing journalists in Kericho town, the two leaders said they had agreed to preach peace to avoid clashes at the border.


The two leaders pledged to ensure safety of communities living in the two counties.

“Kericho people are welcome to invest in Kisumu while those in my county can invest in Kericho too,” said Prof Nyong’o.

my naswa frens ,you do not want to go down this road with kaleos ,


Village Elder
I keep wondering why the media, both local and international, has been talking about ‘low voter turnout and legitimacy of elections’ but saying nothing about the crude violence meted out by NASA goons! Should there be police breaking up the rioters then the media is right in the middle of it talking about police brutality! WTF?