Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, EGH has expressed his displeasure following an announcement by the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti that they had launched a probe into alleged threats to some of the victims of the 2007/08 post-election violence.
In a media briefing at the County Headquarters in Eldoret town, Mandago said for the 8 years he has been in charge of the County largely affected by the violence, he is not aware of any cases of threats to victims or individuals whose land is occupied forcefully.
The County boss said it was malicious for the DCI to revive such a sensitive case at the time that the country is heading into the 2022 general elections.
“I have been a Governor for 8 years and I am not aware of any citizen whose land has been occupied,” said Mandago who hit out at the DCI for not taking the issue seriously.
“There are matters we can joke around with and there are matters that need to be handled with the seriousness it deserves,” he added.
Mandago insisted that locals of Uasin Gishu County made a resolution to maintain peace and that they will continue to live together in harmony irrespective of their political, ethnic and religious background.
He also noted that “if indeed Kinoti is pursuing justice from citizens who have complained, I hope it is actual justice for people who have come out and complained over an issue that needs to be addressed.”
The County boss insisted that they are not ready for any disruption of the peace that the County has enjoyed.
He also called all the residents to be the lookout for any suspicious activities that might be used to cause tension, divisions and revive old wounds.
“As citizens of this county, we want to be given peace. We don’t want our focus to be disrupted in this time of a pandemic,” he noted.
Mandago however said should there be any Kenyan who has been threatened, he/she has a right to follow due process for the matter to be handled in a court of law.