According to a report released on Tuesday, May 31, the counties have been marked as high trouble areas, with possibilities of suffering choices- related violence being truly high.
Nairobi county was ranked first with a frequency rate of79.85 per cent. Other counties include Nakuru, Kericho, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu and Mombasa.
NCIC director, Danvas Makori, explained that Nairobi surfaced as the top county likely to witness chaos due to the beehive of political exertion that take place in different areas within the municipality.
Nairobi is seen as the center of political contestation in Kenya, ” Makori explained. It was followed by Nakuru at75.77 per cent, Kericho at74.81 per cent and Kisumu at74.26 per cent.
Uasin Gishu and Mombasa were placed fifth and sixth with72.25 per cent and71.15 per cent singly.
The report further listed 10 counties including Narok, Marsabit, Laikipia, Lamu, Baringo, Isiolo, Meru, Nandi, Samburu, and Bomet, as medium high trouble areas likely to face electoral- related violence.
The report by NCIC is aimed at helping stakeholders prepare in handling cases that arisebeforeorafterelections.The report is also used by law enforcement officers in preparing for deployments and planning other election- related exertion.
This comes two months after NCIC banned 23 words that are considered as hate speech or skirting incitement to violence.
The words banned for use in English included fumigation, count and kill.
Words banned in Swahili include Kaffir( derived from the Arabic term Kafir which means doubter or bone who conceals the verity), madoadoa( blotches), chunga kura( secure the vote), mende( cockroach), watu wa kurusha mawe( people who throw monuments), watajua hawajui( they will know that they do not know), wabara waende kwao( people from off the coast should go back to their homes), wakuja( those that come), Chinja Kafir( kill the unorthodox) and kwekwe( weeds).
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