Eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the hate leaflets warning some communities to leave Uasin Gishu County ahead of the August 9th general elections.
Speaking on Tuesday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said a security review is ongoing to address the growing tension in two regions of the Rift Valley, adding that the National Security Council has ordered the deployment of more resources.
"We have eight suspects who we suspected of sharing the leaflets and they should be taken to court, none of those people are employees of the president," Matiang’i stated.
"I confirm that the national security council has ordered more resources, you will see more of our security teams in Molo, Kuresoi, Nessuit just to be ready to rise up to any challenge," he added.
He indicated that security patrol will be heightened at the Uasin Gishu and Eldoret borders including deploying additional aerial resources, if any challenges arise.
While reiterating the government’s commitment towards ensuring peace during and after the elections, Matiang'i said each county and sub-county has a region specific multi-agency elections preparedness committee tasked with overseeing peaceful elections.
"Each one of these county commissioners that you see here have created their multi-agency elections preparedness committee in their counties. Each of these commissioners is meeting religious leaders, civic leaders in their counties discussing the peace and stability of their counties. I can assure you, I have intelligence officers here, Kenyans are peaceful and are determined to have a peaceful election," he said.
A multiple command centre has also been set up in Nakuru.