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Inspector General Japhet Koome bans countrywide demonstrations by Azimio la Umoja


The Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition’s planned countrywide protests have been prohibited by Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome.


Speaking at the National Police Service Headquarters on Sunday, he advised Kenyans to go about their lawful business on Monday.

The IG also urged officers to continue working without fear or intimidation from any person (s), assuring Kenyans that the country is safe and that the police will continue to serve and defend the nation.

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“There will be more personnel all over the county to ensure safety for all. We will not be intimidated by anyone,” he said.

The IG went on to say that the problems highlighted by politicians are political in nature and should be addressed accordingly.

“We don’t know where this server they are talking about is located. We ask them to address them politically,” Koome added.

Inspector General Japhet Koome

Koome said that security forces are well prepared for the protest, stating that no one intending to cause havoc will be permitted into the city center and will be banned from leaving their residential homes.

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga, on the other hand, has insisted that next week’s protests will be placed per the law.

He stated that the Azimio La Umoja coalition will follow the law and remain peaceful.

On Monday, March 27, the Raila-led coalition will hold dawn-to-dusk rallies in Nairobi and other parts of the country, while President William Ruto is in Berlin.

Ruto has stated unequivocally that anyone attempting to disrupt business will be dealt with appropriately.

He stated that no one is above the law when it comes to property destruction.

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The President highlighted that there was no justification for anyone to obstruct free enterprise, disrupt commerce, or destroy economic activities for personal gain.


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