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PRESS STATEMENT 

Following the decision that demonstrations should for the time being, not be allowed within CBDs of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa, the concerned County Police commanders informed those who had notified them of their intention to hold processions that their request could not be granted for reasons as  provided for by the Public Order Act, 2016. This communication was delivered accordingly.

Notwithstanding the fact that those who had organized these demonstrations had been informed about the decision, some went ahead in disregard to the law and organized violent protests and demonstrations. Whilst most parts of the country were calm, only a few parts of the following cities/towns were affected;

·        In Nairobi County, there was an attempt by some politicians to storm the CBD but were stopped and situation normalized.

·        In Kisumu, unrest was confined to Kondele, Nyalenda and Manyatta areas where rioters vandalized property and extorted money from motorists, besides engaging the police in running battles. The situation was later normalized.

·        In Bondo Township, a large mob numbering about 2,000 people pelted Bondo Police Station with stones and robbed nearby shops of valuables. In the ensuing confrontation with the Police, two persons were unfortunately shot dead and one Police Officer seriously injured. The actual circumstances of the shooting are being investigated.

·        In Mombasa, a handful of people numbering around one hundred and fifty attempted to match in CBD but were dispersed by the Police and the situation contained.

There were other demonstrations in Migori, Homabay and Kakamega which commenced and ended without any serious confrontations.

We wish to warn members of the public who engage in any manner of demonstration that they must refrain from attacking Police Stations or any other Police building. Such attacks will be deemed, among other violations of the law, as an attempt to steal firearms will elicit the appropriate response.

Equally, anybody found destroying or attempting to destroy any property or infringing on the rights of other people, will be dealt with in accordance to the law.

We reiterate that the National Police Service will in execution of its mandate, always act in strict fidelity to the law and without any fear or favour.

 

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