- Azimio tells the police they will be holding a procession within the Nairobi metropolitan area
- The Opposition has assured that the planned mass action against the Kenya Kwanza government will be peaceful.
Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition has written to the police in Nairobi to notify them of Monday’s mass action.
The letter dated March 17, 2023, and seen by the Star addressed the Officer Commanding Station, Central Police Station Nairobi.
“We notify you that on Monday, March 20, 2023, we will be holding a procession within the Nairobi metropolitan area,” the letter said.
“Kindly provide us with security for the same.”
The letter was signed by Wycliffe Oparanya, the chairman of Azimio Executive Council, who is also ODM deputy party leader.
Azimio has assured that the planned mass action against the Kenya Kwanza government will be peaceful.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has affirmed that all protests by the opposition outfit to denounce government excesses and nondelivery of campaign promises will not involve acts of lawlessness.
Kalonzo assured the public that their picketing will be conducted in accordance with the law.
Even so, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino said he would rally university students to join the demos but said he could not promise that the mass action would be peaceful.
"I can only promise that there will be demonstrations but I can’t promise whether they will be peaceful or not," he said.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said officers would be deployed in several sections of the CBD to allow Kenyans to go to work and open their businesses.
He said police will safeguard businesses and property across Nairobi.