Copy of the leaftlets circulating in Ngong town.
Police in Ngong spent the better part of Sunday collecting threatening leaflets circulating in the town.
The leaflets warn members of the Kikuyu community against taking control of Ngong North subcounty.
One of them reads in part: “We as the Maasai people, we are aggrieved to know that what we are fighting for have never come to our favour [sic]. We would like to urge the Kikuyus who have taken control of Ngong town for decades in our absence to be prepared for bloodshed.”
The poorly-written leaflets, drafted in English, are purported to have been authored by a Maasai individual from the area.
Area deputy county commissioner Francis Komen said on Monday that officers have forwarded samples of the leaflets to experts and are pursuing the authors of the threatening leaflets.
He said detectives both from Ngong and Nairobi will be investigating the issue.
“This is a serious matter and we are leaving no stone unturned in the search of the authors,” he said.
Komen said the leaflets are meant to scare members of the community mentioned in them ahead of the 2017 general election.
The circulation occurred only hours after Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery accused a candidate vying for Kajiado’s governor’s seat of using tribalism to divide area residents.
Though he did not name the person, Nkaissery said he was unhappy with the individual’s actions.
The CS was speaking at the homecoming of KMC chairman Tayaia ole Kores in Iloodokilani ward of Kajiado county.
Kores also claimed he was aware of a leader from the region who intends to chase away members of the Kikuyu and Kisii communities from the area head of the polls.