- He insisted that the authorities must use all available means to enforce order against 'goons'.
- On Friday, Azimio announced that the protests would begin at 6 am and end at 6 pm, Mondays and Thursdays, beginning this week.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei now says that the police must protect the lives and properties of all Kenyans.
Speaking on Monday, the senator said if the police fail to do this, then hustlers will have to step in.
He said the authorities must use all available means to enforce order against 'goons'.
"Today is a normal working day across the country. Police must protect the lives and property of all Kenyans failure to which hustlers shall come out to do it. Police must use all means including force to restore sanity and rule of law against Tinga goons/anarchists," he said.
Cherargei's remarks come ahead of planned protests by the Opposition led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
The protests that began on Monday last week saw businesses remain closed in most parts of the city, as police engaged in running battles with opposition supporters.
On Friday, Azimio announced that the protests would begin at 6 am and end at 6 pm, Mondays and Thursdays, beginning this week.
However, as of 8 am on Monday, protests were yet to begin.
Most shops also remain closed as business people closely monitor the situation.
Usually, the streets were full of people carrying out their daily business as early as 5 am.
There were heavy police deployments on major roads in Nairobi ahead of a showdown with protesters.
Deployments started at midnight on Sunday with police at times mounting roadblocks to inspect approaching vehicles.