In Summary
  • Security has been beefed up and trucks full of police officers arrived in Migori Town on Monday evening.
  • On Tuesday, business went on as usual in other towns in Nyanza and Western.

Most towns in Nyanza and Western remained calm ahead of the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy. William Ruto

In Kisumu, most businesses went on as usual and there was no police presence in the streets.


In Kakamega Town, residents went about their activities as usual.

Supermarkets and retails shops were open and residents gathered in hotels and other socials places to follow proceedings of the inauguration on big screens in hotels.

There was little presence of security officers on the streets. Many families opted to stay at home.

The situation was the same in Kisii Town, as businesses went on uninterrupted.

In Migori County, however, there was tension from Monday amid fears of possible chaos during Mr Kenyatta’s inauguration on Tuesday.

Several businesses closed early and many people made their way home earlier than usual.


"I have to close my business and leave town very early because anything can happen," said Chacha Samson, a trader.

Those travelling to Isebania and Kehancha from Migori Town were stranded for the better part of the evening as taxi and boda boda operators closed early.

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