The Government has made sufficient plans to secure Nairobi ahead of the planned demonstrations on March 20, 2023, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said.
Gachagua assured Kenyans of their security, asking them to continue with their businesses without fear, saying the government will protect them and their property.
Speaking at Kianyaga Boys High School Alumni Day- where he is an old boy, Gachagua said the government would firmly follow the law to ensure no one breaks it in the guise of protests.
“Adequate arrangements have been made to protect lives and property on Monday and I would like to ask the people to carry on with their business,” he said.
He accused the opposition leader Raila Odinga who has called the protests of having colluded with former President Uhuru Kenya and his regime in destroying the economy, almost bringing it to its knees, only to turn around with intentions of destroying “the little that there is” to leave the country destitute.
He described the protests that Odinga and his people are spearheading are an old script complete with a financier, which will succeed in the Kenya Kwanza Administration.
“Kenya is stable, and the President is firmly in control,” the Deputy president said at the event which bought together political leaders from parts of the county and attended by the Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu, who is also a former boy of Kianyaga High School among other high-profile alumni.
National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa and his Senate Counterpart Aaron Cheruiyot and Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara accused former President Kenyatta of being behind the protests and challenged him to come out clean.
The Deputy President returned to the school, which he left after his Form 6 in 1983 to give back to the institution, which he credits for his success in life.
He has mobilised the old boys to give the institution a facelift based on the needs assessment carried out during a tour. They will start with the removal of asbestos roofs from all buildings.
An ultra-modern multi-purpose hall will also be built alongside an Olympic size swimming pool for the school which has been nicknamed ‘Kalahari’ for being as hot as the Kalahari Desert.