Nakuru County Commissioner, Joshua Nkanatha has assured Nakuru business community that the Government is prepared and has put in place measures to ensure there are no security lapses during the electioneering period.
The County Commissioner, who chairs the County Security Committee, sought to allay fears of any eruption of violence during the period. He also pointed out that his team had mapped the county and identified hotspots and are closely monitoring for any early warning signs.
“We are aware of security concerns by residents of Nakuru including the business community and we are working around the clock to curb insecurity. We have formed a multi-agency security committee that has come up with a comprehensive strategy to ensure security is airtight,” added Mr. Nkanatha.
Speaking during the meeting, KAM Nakuru Chapter Chairman, Mr. Jayen Dodhia said the business community is ready to work with the security team to ensure there is security. “Security is key in promoting the growth of our economy. We are willing to provide support to your team whenever called upon as we would not want to see any disruptions to businesses in Nakuru,” said Mr. Dodhia.
The Commissioner also indicated that going forward they would include representatives of the business community during the multi-agency security meetings to ensure their input is factored in. He further indicated that they are engaging all political parties in promoting peace.
During the meeting the Chairman of the Nakuru County Business Coalition, Mr. James Gichuru said Nakuru is a very critical player politically in the Country and peace in Nakuru would be a pointer to peace in the rest of the country hence the need to be very firm on any perpetrators of violence.