No demonstrations or gatherings/protests will be allowed tomorrow- NPS warns.
The national police service, has released a statement indicating that no protests will be held tomorrow, as scheduled by Azimio la umoja.
The statement read,
It has come to the attention of the National police service through the media about groups/ persons that are planning to hold public demonstrations/ gatherings/protests across the country on Wednesday July 12, 2023.
While the constitutional provision under article 37 guarantees freedom of Assembly, picketing and petitioning, our statistics this year has clearly shown that such demonstrations have not only left behind a trail of massive destruction of property worth millions of shillings, but also led to the death of innocent members of the public including law enforcement officers.
Consequently, and in the interest of National security, The national police service wishes to inform the public that in the absence of a notification by the planners of any demonstrations as a legal prerequisite to enable police provide adequate security to demonstrators and the public, police have no other option but to take necessary measures to disperse all illegal demonstrations.
No demonstrations or gatherings/protests will be allowed tomorrow since no notification has been presented to any police station. All lawful means will be user to disperse such demonstrations.
However, we remain committed to the fidelity of the constitution of Kenya, 2010, the rule of law and respect for human rights. We further commend NPS officers for their continued sacrificial service to our nation.