Police declare Raila’s Monday mass protests illegal
The National Police Service (NPS) has declared Monday’s Azimio la Umoja protest illegal.
Nairobi National Regional Commander Adamson Bungei said in a statement that the protests do not meet requirements of the Public Order Act requiring persons planning to picket inform the police at least three days prior.
“We received two requests from Azimio and Nairobi business community to hold protests tomorrow. One late in the evening and the other this morning. Both did not meet the legal threshold and were thus declined and the same was communicated to them in writing,” said Mr Bungei.
The commander noted that access to restricted areas without authority remains an illegality and urged those who will take part in the demos to do it peacefully.
He said the police will protect Kenyans who will be picketing and make sure business continues as usual.
“We caution anyone that will break the law or breach peace during the procession shall be dealt with according to the law,” he warned.
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