Kihika Criticizes Move To Deploy GSU In Molo, Kuresoi

Kihika, who commented on her social media page, stated that Nakuru is peaceful and that there is no need for unnecessary deployments.

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Nakuru County gubernatorial aspirant Susan Kihika has claimed that the government’s decision to deploy additional security personnel in Rift Valley areas is intended to suppress voting in UDA strongholds.

Kihika, who commented on her social media page, stated that Nakuru is peaceful and that there is no need for unnecessary deployments.

She accused Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i of sending the GSU to ensure voters did not vote for Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate William Ruto.

“Ridiculous! Matiangi’s goal is to Create Tension in Nakuru, which is Peaceful. There is no justification for deploying General Service Unit (GSU) to Molo and Kuresoi. His intention is to suppress the vote in our strongholds. The same individuals behind the inciting leaflets are using them as an excuse to deploy GSU! Shameless!” Kihika stated.

Matiangi announced on Tuesday that the decision was reached after a meeting with senior security officials from Rift Valley and that a contingent of General Service Unit (GSU) personnel will be deployed in Eldoret, Kuresoi, and Molo as part of efforts to ensure residents’ safety.

“The GSU officers are not here for any particular aggression but to demonstrate that we are ready to rise up to any challenge that may come up. We are also going to increase surveillance and patrol in the areas,” the CS reiterated.