Thursday, February 22, 2024

IG Japheth Koome declares Azimio protests illegal

Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome has declared planned Wednesday demonstration by Azimio illegal.

Through a statement, Koome noted that the police have not received any notification from the planners of the protests to provide adequate security.

He continued by saying that any attempts to hold demonstration shall be treated with the full force of the law including dispersing the demonstrators.

“In this regard, no such demonstrations/gatherings/protests will be allowed tomorrow since no such notification has been presented to any police station. All lawful means will be used to disperse such demonstrations.” said Koome

According to the IG previous demonstrations have proved a risky affair following the destructions of properties worth millions and death of civilians.

President William Ruto has also condemned Friday’s demonstrations that claimed the lives of six people saying that he will condone such activities organized to please a few in the country.

Azimio has also launched a drive to collect 10 million signatures to push both President William Ruto and his Deputy out of office on grounds that they have failed to meet the plight of Kenyans.

Major cities are expected to lead the protests on Wednesday as was the case in Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisii on Friday last week.

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