Kindiki on Monday demos: We shall prevent unauthorised access to protected areas
In a press statement on Sunday, Kindiki said security officers shall ensure there is peace amid the protests, and that no life or property is lost or destroyed by the people exercising their rights through demonstrations.
With the Azimio team planning to march to State House – a place that is officially gazetted as a protected area – Kindiki states that no unauthorised access will be allowed.
“It is hereby notified for information of the general public that pursuant to the Protected Areas Act (CAP 204 of the Laws of Kenya), security agencies shall prevent unauthorized access to all protected areas,” reads a statement from the Interior Ministry.
Kindiki has also dismissed a declaration by Azimio leader Raila Odinga that Monday is a public holiday.
“Monday 20th March 2023 is a normal working day. All week day activities including learning in schools and other educational institutions shall proceed normally,” said the CS.
Kindiki further adds that any persons who will incite public disorder will be persecuted.
On Sunday morning, Nairobi Police Commander Adamson Bungei assured city residents of safety, declaring that “any person that will break the law during the procession shall be dealt with decisively according to the law."
The police boss said that they have not permitted the demonstrations, since Azimio’s request to hold the protests was submitted late.
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