Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Thursday outlawed demonstrations in Kisumu, Nairobi, and Mombasa Central Business District
He said Inspector General of Police has been advised accordingly to bar demonstrators
Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has outlawed anti-IEBC protests in Kisumu, Nairobi and Mombasa Central Business District.
The ban comes after National super Alliance supporters staged countrywide demonstrations, destroying property in some major towns.
Matiang’i warned the people responsible for organising the demos of unspecified charges if the demos become violent.
He said that the Inspector General of Police has been told to bar protesters from reaching the names areas.
For example on the October 6, a Mr Norman Magaya allegedly the CEO of National Super Alliance coalition notified the Nairobi County Commander of intention to hold peaceful demonstrations in Nairobi which turned out to be violent with destruction of properties and looting.
Accordingly I am calling upon Kenyans whose properties were affected to report to OCS Central Nairobi Police Station to facilitate legal actions we intend to take against Magaya,”
Kenyans have taken to social media to respond to this, some not surprised by the decision while some still questioning why such:
cs Matiangi sir wat do u have to say about the vehicle which ran over peaceful protestors in Kenyatta Avenue????— UKAMBANI POLITICS (@edu_mutinda) October 12, 2017
CS Matiangi is disturbed by videos. If its a video of students being harassed by police he claims the videos are not authentic. HYPOCRISY!— Goga Junior (@GogaJunior1) October 12, 2017
Cs Matiangi kept quite when a vehicle ran over peaceful demonstrators, has he issued a ban on the vehicle? Don't threaten us.— Gor Ivans (@GorIvans) October 12, 2017
You realize the vehicle that ran over demonstrators was state managed when cs Matiangi speaks for 30mins in a presser without mentioning it— Brian Branislav (@branislav_brian) October 12, 2017
Its so bramajoxip that CS Matiangi can vlamatedousry compalalque he should xlamatebajudise of himself the same bramafodam to Francis Atwoli— P.L.O Lumumba (@PLO_LUMUMBA01) October 12, 2017
CS Matiangi didnt question why the police allowed "NBC" to conduct counter demos. About the Green Prado. He shld RESIGN!— Martin Mwangi (@MartinKellmen) October 12, 2017
@HonElisha For every buffoon saying CS Matiangi must rethink his actions, there are millions of us saying Good job sir! #NASAdemos https://t.co/9kp2rRYNC0— Kilonzo Mulinge (@Naitwabenedict) October 12, 2017
CS Matiangi banning NASA demos is unconstituional and shows the Jubilee Govt has panicked after yesterday Big demos across Kenya.— George Rai ????????? (@raioptima) October 12, 2017