• The governor further urged youths in Kisumu to remain peaceful.

• The State Department reminds U.S. citizens of the continued need for sustained vigilance," 

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Anyang Nyong'o dances with his wife
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Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o has reacted to as US government directive pending the Supreme Court ruling.

The US had hinted that there might be demonstrations if the courts do not make a judgement that pleases Kisumu residents.

In a statement on Friday, Nyong'o said that Kisumu is multiracial and ethnic peaceful community that cares deeply for each other's welfare.

"We take the exceptional concern at the tone of the memo which singles out Kisumu and suggests that the city could witness violence after the September 5 court ruling on presidential election petition," the statement read.

The governor further urged youths in Kisumu to remain peaceful.

The Supreme Court is expected to deliver the presidential petition verdict by September 5.

In an advisory issued ahead of the presidential petition verdict set for Monday, US said the ruling might occasion post-election violence.

"Election-related demonstrations and rallies regularly take place after elections, at times blocking key intersections and causing traffic jams," the US said.

Adding;

"Demonstrations may occasionally be violent, requiring police intervention. Strikes and other protest activities related to economic conditions occur regularly."

The US said out of an abundance of caution, the US Embassy has imposed movement restrictions on U.S. government personnel in Kisumu.

" The State Department reminds U.S. citizens of the continued need for sustained vigilance," the US said.

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