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Order by police has no basis in law, James Orengo responds to order to call off NASA rally

Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome on Sunday, November 12 claimed that National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders did not have permission to hold a rally at Jacaranda Grounds in Embakasi.

He said that the leaders had not notified the police of the rally and therefore they could not get security detail as stated by the law.

"I have heard of some people who want to demonstrate on Tuesday. I will not allow that. Let’s go back to the law. It’s their right, but we will not accept someone who wants to cause fear and economic sabotage. We will not accept,” he said as he assured investors and residents of their security.

He uttered the remarks early morning at the police headquarter where he said that he would not be intimidated to say otherwise, neither would he issue permits for the rally.

Koome warned the NASA, now National Resistance Movement (NRM) against starting protests that would disrupt peace.

NASA leader and Siaya Senator James Orengo said the rally will go on as planned. The meeting was scheduled for 2 pm.

“Nasa will not recognise the order by the police as it has no basis in law,” Orengo said at Panari hotel while waiting for Mr. Musalia Mudavadi, Mr. Moses Wetang'ula, and other Nasa leaders to join him in attending the rally.