Friday, July 19, 2024

Government has not banned public rallies and gatherings, Kindiki

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has confirmed that the government has not banned public rallies and gatherings but however they should be held between 6am and 6pm.

Speaking from Tharaka Nithi, the CS noted that plans to cause chaos and sabotage the economy will be dealt with firmly and decisively.

“The Government has not banned public rallies and gatherings. The public order act clearly allows such rallies to be held between 6am and 6pm. However, anyone planning to cause chaos, sabotage the economy, and engage in lawlessness will be dealt with firmly and decisively, in accordance with the law.

Anyone planning to paralyse the economy, injure innocent citizens, loot private property, and vandalise public property on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or any other day, not just in Nairobi but across the 47 Counties in the country will be dealt with accordingly,” said Kindiki

According to Kindiki, all current and former political leaders and public office holders must allow their successors to execute their mandate and not resort to blackmail and other means meant to to derail them.

“All persons, including current and former political leaders and public office holders, have an obligation to follow the law. Retired office holders, including former Presidents, Governors, MPs or MCAs must allow their successors to execute their mandate and not resort to blackmail, sabotage, and other unorthodox means to derail them.

The Government respects and upholds the Constitution and all its provisions, including the freedom of association and assembly, the right to demonstrate, picket, and petition,” said Kindiki

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