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Kibaki meets spy chief over chaos fears

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President Kibaki met Director General of National Security Intelligence Service (NSIS) Michael Gichangi to discuss, among other issues, reports of possible chaos before and after the General Election.Sources said the meeting, which took place at Harambee House, also discussed other security matters.Sources said the meeting, which took place at Harambee House, also discussed other security matters.No further details on the meeting were available. Government Spokesman Alfred Mutua was seen at Harambee House, but it is not clear if he attended the meeting.The meeting comes a day after Prime Minister Raila Odinga said he had received a report from Gichangi warning of violence after the next elections.It appears President Kibaki may either not have been in the know or wanted further briefing from Gichangi, hence the urgency of Thursday’s meeting.Raila said NSIS has informed the Government that there are strong indicators of violence due to increase in tribal politics.“The service has warned and I quote; The recent trend where a section of political elite have resorted to using ethnic groups for political mobilisation to advance personal and community interests to the exclusion of other sections is posing a threat to national cohesion and security,” the PM said on Wednesday.He added 7,000 police officers have been recruited to provide security during elections and more will be hired before the next polls.