There is a heavy presence of police on major roads in Nairobi on Wednesday morning ahead of the called protests over the high cost of living kicked. However, the Police through their inspector general Japhet Koome declared the demonstration illegal arguing that there was no official notification on the same as required in law.
Roadblocks have been mounted on roads around the State House ahead of the planned street protests in the city with some officers seen patrolling city streets with civilian and informing any group to disperse. Some businesses remain closed most likely because of fears of chaos and some pupils and students in some schools have also been asked to stay away due to the fear of chaos.
Despite the fact that the government had suspended a retesting exercise on the crew and public service vehicles, some long distance drivers have kept off their services, Other police officers have breakdowns to patrol the road to deal with any vehicle that will try to block the roads.
Speaking in Ruai on Tuesday, president William Ruto pointed out that six deaths were reported from Saba Saba protests last week, and warned the opposition on the same saying that he will not allow more Kenyans to die because of anyone’s political satisfaction.
By Martha Biginga.