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"Elections are won through persuasion. NOT coercion or fearmongering," Kibicho said.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has warned a section of Kenyans about spreading election threats leaflets saying they will pay dearly for the mischief.

Kibicho, who took to his social media handle to reveal that they are privy to the misconduct, said they have dispatched a team to pursue the suspects.

He asked politicians to deploy a persuasive method of hunting for votes rather than issuing threats to Kenyans.

"Elections are won through persuasion. NOT coercion or fearmongering. To our dismay, we're aware of leaflets warnings the electorate of dire consequences should they fail to vote for certain candidates on August 9," he tweeted on Sunday.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho dancing with a group of women on Sunday, July 31, 2022. IMAGE: COURTESY PHOTO | COURTESY

"A multi-agency security team is pursuing the authors and distributors of the leaflets for a swift and deserved date with the justice system."

Social media has been awash with images of pamphlets with threats written on them pinned on trees.

Images seen by Nairobi Leo showed that Rift Valley was among the most affected area given that areas seen on the leaflets are domiciled in Uasin Gishu county.

DP William Ruto however, on Monday dismissed reports of violence being planned in Rift Valley.

He accused Kibicho and interior CS Fred Matiang'i of being behind the leaflets saying they will not allow violence in the Rift Valley region.

The DP asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to step in and ensure his officials operate within the law and that they do not interfere with the outcome of the forthcoming elections.