- Wamalwa called on Kenyans to turn out and demonstrate on the streets.
- Koome asked Kenyans to come to work as usual and conduct their daily commitments as he pledged more security officers will be deployed.
Former Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa has bashed the police over their move to declare the planned Azimio protests illegal.
Speaking on Sunday, Wamalwa said that the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome was wrong in rejecting the protest despite the constitution allowing so.
He said this week together with other Azimio leaders, they served their notice to the police on the planned peaceful protests.
"We will not give the police any excuse to injure or kill any Kenyan. As Azimio we issued the notice to Bungei," Wamalwa said.
"We have compiled with the law, and the law is supreme in this country."
Earlier, IG Koome banned the planned countrywide protests by the Azimio la Umoja Coalition.
He said no one will be allowed to hold demos next week.
The former CS said the police are mandated to provide security as protests are the right of Kenyans and don't depend on the mercy of the police, the President, or any other person.
Wamalwa called on Kenyans to turn out and demonstrate on the streets.
Koome asked Kenyans to come to work as usual and conduct their daily commitments as he pledged more security officers will be deployed.
“There will be more personnel all over the county to ensure safety for all. We will not be intimidated by anyone,” he said.
The IG further said the issues being raised by politicians are political and should be addressed politically.
“We don’t know where this server they are talking about is located. We ask them to address them politically," Koome added.
The Raila-led coalition will be holding its dawn-to-dusk protests in Nairobi and other parts of the country on Monday, March 27, at a time when President William Ruto will be in Berlin.
Ruto has insisted that anyone who will attempt to disrupt business will be dealt with accordingly.
He said that no one was above the law when it comes to the destruction of property.