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NASA writes to police over demonstrations in Nairobi on Friday

By Fredrick Obura | Published Thu, November 9th 2017 at 14:43, Updated November 9th 2017 at 15:07 GMT +3
NASA demonstrators in Nairobi. [PHOTO: File]

In summary

  • NASA demonstrations before August repeat poll ended up being disrupted by security forces
  • Kenya private sector alliance says for the last four months of the poll period businesses have lost upto Sh700 billion

NAIROBI, KENYA: The National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition is set to resume demonstrations in Nairobi on Friday 10.

In a letter to Nairobi County police commander, the coalition plans to hold a peaceful procession as part of its quest for electoral justice and an end to what it terms electoral impunity in Kenya.

“Our client intends to hold peaceful procession on Friday 10 within Nairobi County, you are hereby notified of the same and requested to provide security to ensure criminal elements do not take advantage to harm protesters, the public and property,” reads a letter written to Japheth Koome by Edwin Sifuna acting on behalf of NASA.

Nasa's letter to Nairobi County police commander.

The Raila led coalition initiated demonstrations after Supreme Court nullified presidential results in the August 8 general elections. The demonstrations which ended up being disrupted by security forces agitated for reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The demos disrupted businesses and other activities in NASA’s strongholds such as Kisumu, Nairobi, Migori, and Mombasa.

The Kenya private sector alliance on Wednesday said for the past four months of the poll period business has lost upto Sh700 billion.

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