ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna says the party does not need permission to hold protests on Monday.
“Police “permission” is not a requirement for one to hold protests under Article 37 of our Constitution. This is not 1993,” he posted on social media.
The Nairobi Senator’s remarks come after Nairobi County Police Commander Adamson Bungei declared Monday's Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition protests illegal due to late notification.
Bungei in addition has said that “We are in receipt of two requests that came late Saturday and Sunday morning. One was from Azimio la Umoja One Kenya and another from the Nairobi business community.”
He says the two groups intended to have peaceful demos, but for public safety, none has been granted.
He further, warned that those who would be found breaching security measures in place would be dealt with immediately according to the law.
“We want to assure Kenyans that we are ready to secure their lives and property.”