The Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai has issued a statement regarding the attack that was meted out on the Azimio la Umoja flag bearer and his team in Uasin Gishu County on Friday by a group of rowdy youth.

Mutyambai issued firm instructions to the Rift Valley Regional Police Commander Tom Odero to take urgent and decisive action against the perpetrators of the incident.

The IG said action should also be taken against any individuals who will be implicated in planning and organising the violent act.

The National Police Service (NPS) condemned the incident and termed it ugly and criminal.

“The National Police Service condemns the ugly criminal incident and appeals for tolerance and respect for competitors in this season of politics as we approach elections,” NPS said.

NPS said it will not tolerate acts of violence involving politicians targeting their opponents.

According to police, their quick action by police officers on duty at the scene averted what would have been a spree of destruction and attacks resulting in serious injuries including threats to lives.