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Junet Mohammed: There will be no demonstrations

By Wangu Kanuri December 7th, 2022 2 min read

Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed has shared that there would be no demonstrations as earlier announced by the Azimio la Umoja party leader Raila Odinga.

However, the Minority Whip took a swipe at President William Ruto saying that even though there would be demonstrations he could do nothing about it.

“Statements couched as obscure threats, veiled intimidations and, or, arrogance, are unwarranted and unwanted. We expect a language that confirms the regime temporarily in power understands they are ruling a democratic state, not a banana republic.”

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His sentiments come a couple of days after President Ruto asked the Cabinet Minister of Interior Prof Kithure Kindiki to provide security for the protestants and also share timelines of how long they would like to keep holding demonstrations.

Further, Noor Gabow, the Inspector General National Police Service (NPS) in his announcement letter said, “We shall provide adequate security for the planned rallies and we shall call upon members in attendance to maintain peace. However, any breach of the peace shall be dealt with in accordance with the law.”

This declaration did not augur well with the parliamentarian who shot back saying,”Interior CS seems excited by his new job.

Kenya is littered with men who served before him; who showed more hubris than he is currently displaying. We expect the security he deploys to our meetings to be commensurate to the needs of the meetings, and no more.”

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Odinga had shared that he would hold rallies dubbed ‘consultative meetings’ at what is believed to be the latter’s strongholds that is Kamukunji, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kakamega and Kisumu.

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Additionally, Odinga noted that the first consultative meeting would be on December 7 and then on December 12.

The rallies are to seek Kenyans’ opinion on the four besieged electoral agency commissioners facing ouster.

The Cherera four rejected the 2022 Presidential election results declared by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, terming the tail-end verification and tallying process ‘opaque’.

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