Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has clarified that the government will deploy enough security within the Central Business District (CBD) on Monday.
The Deputy President’s announcement comes after the Azimio la Umoja mass action protests scheduled for Monday, March 20.
Rigathi Gachagua indicated that security officers will be deployed in several strategic locations of the CBD to allow Kenyans to go to work and open their businesses as well.
He distinguished that the police will purely safeguard businesses and property of the people in the CBD as they scramble plans for potential violence.
Gachagua, further assured Kenyans that there will be full security, urging the residents in the city to continue with their daily business.
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“Kenyan citizens should treat Azimio mass action protest calls with contempt and move on with their work as usual, security agencies will provide enough security”, Rigathi Gachagua said.
“It is very unpatriotic, irresponsible, and immoral for any leader to call for demonstrations when the Government is working hard to stabilize the economy,” read the statement in a section.
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He also said that the government is working to assure investors that Kenya was a peaceful country. Therefore, any disruptions caused would be dealt with accordingly.
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Police sources intimated that a number of various elite squads including the General Service Police Unit (GSU), will be deployed for the protests in Nairobi on Monday, March 20.
Raila Odinga on the other hand has called upon his supporters to carry a white handkerchief that will be waved during the protests as a symbol of peace and unity.