- Many people have fallen victim to bandits who have wrecked havoc in the region for months.
- The IEBC also expressed confidence that elections will not be disrupted.
Security authorities in Rift Valley have moved to dispel fears that voting might be disrupted following numerous cases of banditry.
Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Wanyama Musiambo has assured that on August 8 voting will be conducted smoothly despite the security challenges.
"The government has deployed enough security officers and armoured vehicles to insecurity hit areas to deter any criminal activity.
"Voting will not be disrupted. We will not allow voters to be disenfranchised as it is a democratic right to vote," Mr Musiambo said.
He spoke amid concerns that hundreds of residents in North Rift counties such as Baringo had fled their homes because of banditry.
Many people have fallen victim to bandits who have wrecked havoc in the region for months.
Hence, the government had to deploy the Kenya Defence Forces to help restore order.
Speaking to Nation on Monday, Mr Musiambo said security agencies are on high alert to ensure safety is in order.