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Interior CS Condemns Azimio’s anti-government protest

Interior and National Administration Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki has condemned the anti-government demonstrations that occurred on Wednesday across the country and warned that any leader found culpable of organizing the protests will have their security withdrawn immediately.

Speaking during the official opening of a police station in Kiserian on Thursday, Kindiki said the government will not condone any violent demonstrations in Kenya. “Leaders should lead by example and follow the law. If you’re found culpable we will deal with you firmly and without mercy,” he said.

The CS reiterated that the law will not spare anyone who engages, plans or funds violent protests in the country. He asked police officers not to hesitate when dealing with violent protesters since they are criminals.

“Whatever happened Wednesday is nothing short of terror because the whole country was terrified and then you hear a section of leaders shamelessly blaming the police,” he said.

He said there is no relationship between the cost of living and damaging a highway that was constructed using taxpayers’ money.

Police officers and protesters engaged in running battles across the country during Wednesday’s protests that resulted in deaths of nine people, several people including police officers injured and property worth millions including the Nairobi ExpressWay destroyed.

By Jimmy Kariuki and Rop Janet


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