Monday, June 17, 2024

Azimio calls off planned Wednesday protests

Azimio la Umoja has on Monday called off the planned countrywide anti-government protests set for Wednesday.

Through a statement, Azimio called on its supporters to hold a vigil to remember the victims of police brutality as witnessed in previous demonstrations.

“Azimio has made the decision that on Wednesday, rather than go to the streets for a peaceful demonstration as earlier announced, we will hold solidarity parades and vigil for victims of police brutality in various locations in all parts of the country.

We are calling Kenyans to come out and light candles and lay flowers in remembrance of and respect for the victims. During the vigils, candle lighting and laying of flowers, we encourage Kenyans to say prayers and read out the names of the victims of police brutality. We shall provide the list of the victims in time for the exercise,” said Azimio

According to the coalition, 50 people have died so far and that they will soon release the names of the victims. They further called on prayers that will see the International Criminal Court (ICC) take up the matter.

“We ask Kenyans to pray also that the International Criminal Court takes up the matter based on an expanded list of perpetrators that we intend to furnish with the court with in due course,” they said

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