Don't allow to be used by State, Ledama tells Police

Said that just like other Kenyans, the police are also suffering.

In Summary

•More than 10 police vehicles in Nairobi were damaged in the clashes that took place in various places.

•The Monday protests over the high cost of living left 20 officers injured, police authorities have said.

Narok Senator Ledama Olekina
Narok Senator Ledama Olekina

Narok Senator Ledama Olekina has called on the police to join them in the weekly maandamano.

Speaking on Tuesday, Ledama said that just like other Kenyans, the police are also suffering and should not allow to be used by the State.

“These police officers who are being used are the same officers who, when they go to a hospital, have to pay from their pockets to get medical care,” he claimed.


The ODM Senator explained that the weekly maandamano is not to benefit the Opposition but all Kenyans.

As a result, Ledama urged the police not to be misused by the government to cause violence.

We are fighting for every Kenyan, the police included. Do not be used to kill people,” he added.

The Opposition has blamed the police for the ongoing chaos amidst the Azimio la Umoja coalition mega protest.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna accused the police of causing the chaos witnessed in the City as Azimio supporters took to the streets to protest the high cost of living.

"Police have turned what was peaceful maandamano into ugly confrontation," he said.

A group of human rights organisations have also condemned the conduct of the police during the Monday anti-government protest saying the law enforcers took sides.

But on his part, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki commended police conduct during the protests.

“The National Police Service (NPS) has done our country proud, despite the day-long provocation by unruly protesters. Kenya must end impunity and apply one Constitution and one set of laws for everyone, for enduring peace and stability of our Nation,” he said.

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