Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno has told off the NCIC for labeling his county as one of the places likely to experience violence during the coming elections.
Speaking in Trans Nzoia , Ngonyek farm during the burial of Mzee Peter Mitei- a prominent farmer and father to Nandi Deputy Governor Yulita Mitei , Chemno said the NCIC report must be rejected and that Trans Nzoia is not a “hot spot”.
“False prophets are saying people will fight! No one will fight. Focus on Elgeyo Marakwet where bandits are killing people and not in Uasin Gishu where there is peace,” he said.
He said the local political and religious leaders have held several peace rallies and prayers and that the residents won’t be dragged into fighting each other.
He asked Trans Nzoia residents to be the Country’s “cash basket” and not food basket.
Chemno asked the residents to diversify their crops and practice mixed farming which he said will earn them income.
“Cash is more important than food. With cash, you can buy any type of food you need,” he said.
He asked the resident to elect Chris Wamalwa as the Trans Nzoia Governor in August.