Police Deny Azimio Coalition Permit to Demonstrate in Nairobi CBD

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The Kenya Police through Nairobi Regional Commander Adamson Bungei has denied the Azimio Coalition permit to hold its peaceful demonstrations in the city tomorrow.

Speaking to the press on Sunday, Bungei said the protests do not meet the legal requirements set by the police and as such will be illegal.

”We are in receipt of requests. One that came last evening and one today morning. One from Azimio la Umoja and one from Nairobi Business Community. However, both do not meet the thresholds of the law and their requests were therefore denied. The Public Order Act Section 5 states any person intending to holding a protest must notify the police three days prior but not more than 14 days,” Bungei said.

The Nairobi Regional Commander also noted State House, where the Azimio Coalition intents to march is an unauthorized area.

“State House has been mentioned as an area of concern. Under the laws of Kenya, it is an unauthorized area. Kenyans must be guided by the law, not persons of interest. You are not allowed in certain areas, whether peacefully or not,” he added.

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