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Governor warns against ethnic violence ahead of polls

2017-04-21T08:13:52.523+0000 Arangi P. Arangi

Tana River Governor Hussein Dado at a past function. [Photo/the-star.co.ke]

Tana River Governor Hussein Dado has called upon voters and aspirants eying different elective posts in the county to maintain peace before, during and after the forthcoming general election to avoid incidences of ethnic violence. 

The county boss told residents they cannot afford to engage in inter-clan wars as witnessed in Bura and Tana Delta.

The governor, who spoke in Bura on Wednesday during a meeting with Jubilee party aspirants from different parts of the county, said it is the role of voters and aspirants to ensure there is peace in the region as we head to the August polls.

“Our county is unique in the sense that it is made up of multi-ethnic communities. There are both Christians and Muslims. This should be a unifying factor, not one to divide us,” he said, as quoted by Star. 

The outspoken governor urged the aspirants to ensure they conduct peaceful campaigns.

Dado, who is the chairman of the Council of Governor's security committee, will be defending his seat on a Jubilee ticket.

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