- Sifuna has been vocal about the recent protests that have left a trail of destruction.
- He has also made appearances in the Azimio-led demonstrations in Nairobi.
Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna has said that President William Ruto should come out and face Azimio leaders and not hide behind police officers.
Speaking on Thursday during an interview with Citizen TV, Sifuna said Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua should come out and receive their petitions.
"Ruto should stop barricading himself in State House if he wants us to come there. Why is he hiding behind the police? Even Gachagua is hiding behind the police. If he can just come in front of the police to receive our petition we shall be very happy," he said.
Sifuna has been vocal about the recent protests that have left a trail of destruction.
He has also made appearances in the Azimio-led demonstrations in Nairobi.
Sifuna on Thursday said there was no point in issuing a notice if the police will term them illegal.
"We have realized that as much as we have complied with the law and served the notice to the police, they will still unconstitutionally declare our protests illegal. So we will no longer issue notices going forward," he said.
However, the Senator has put Inspector General of police Japhet Koome and Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei on the spot for banning the demos despite having received the notices.
"The purpose of notification to police is to invite them to provide security and protect the protestors. Let us exercise our rights under article 37 of the constitution and the demos will happen anywhere anytime without notification," Sifuna said.
Azimio announced it will be holding its dawn-to-dusk protests on Mondays and Thursdays across the country.
However, IG Koome banned the planned protests, saying no one will be allowed to hold demos.