Police have already arrested 14 suspects in connection to the attack meted on Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate and his entourage in Kabenes, Uasin Gishu County.
The attack by a group of youth left Raila’s chopper and vehicles seriously damaged after the youth pelted them with stones.
Inspector-General of police Hilary Mutyambai issued a directive to the Rift Valley Police Commissioner Tom Odero to expedite decisive action against the perpetrators of the crime.
The Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara confirmed the arrest of the 14 suspects.
“We have moved around through the night and we were able to arrest 14 youth who participated in throwing stones yesterday,” Kihara said.
Kihara also said while addressing the press in Eldoret on Saturday that the suspects are helping the police with the investigations.
He expressed his confidence in the police smoking out the masterminds of the attack.
The County Commissioner said whoever was involved in planning the attack will face the law and the investigations are being conducted to bring everyone involved to book.
“We’re conducting subsequent investigations and we will nab the person who likely organized the incident. Regardless of who was involved, he or she will face the law and this will be a lesson for persons preaching politically instigated violence,” Kihara said.
Kihara urged the youth to advocate for peace during the electioneering period.
He also said all politicians are entitled to campaign in any part of the country without fear of being intimidated or attacked.