Nairobi Police to fence Uhuru Park preventing Odinga’s swearing-in

The State has termed the event unconstitutional and vowed to go to any lengths to make sure it does not take place,

Nairobi Police to fence Uhuru Park preventing Odinga’s swearing-in

The State has termed the event unconstitutional and vowed to go to any lengths to make sure it does not take place,

30 January 2018 Tuesday 08:50
Nairobi Police to fence Uhuru Park preventing Odinga’s swearing-in

By Azania Post Reporter

Police in Nairobi Kenya are set to fence Uhuru Park to foil the swearing-in of the Opposition leaders, Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka today ,Tuesday.

The State has termed the event unconstitutional and vowed to go to any lengths to make sure it does not take place, Kenyan Standard Newspaper reported.

It said the Police would barricade Uhuru Park as first option to thwart the ceremony. Other steps planned include detaining or arresting key Opposition leaders to stop them from getting to Uhuru Park.

Sources said plainclothes officers had been asked to enhance patrols in the city ahead of today's event. Police said whoever is thinking of going to Uhuru Park—should not attempt todo so because police would not allow them, reports the standard.

“If that is done I will be accused of omission (of duty) if I fail to stop the meetings," said Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome.

Separately, British multinational security services company G4S issued a security brief to its staff and clients outlining scenarios of normalcy and heightened tension for the day, reports the Standard.

According to the security firm, a normalcy scenario will happen if the Opposition opts out and decides not to continue with the scheduled swearing-in ceremony or if the Government decides to let the meeting proceed without intervention.

Azania Post

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