Tightened Security Measures Ahead of Azimio Demos in Kenya, says IG Japheth Koome
Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome has assured Kenyans of heightened security measures ahead of Monday’s anti-government protests organized by Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga. In a statement released on Sunday, March 26, Koome warned that those who defy the directive and take to the streets will be dealt with ruthlessly by the police.
To ensure that law and order are maintained, Koome has urged Kenyans to go about their daily business as usual as police will be deployed to monitor the situation. Koome emphasized that anyone who participates in the demonstrations, regardless of their position or social status, will be arrested.
In addition, Koome stated that police officers will take photos during the planned protests and will take action against anyone seen with offensive weapons or destroying property. He also highlighted the importance of resolving political disputes without interfering with the peace in the country.
“As Kenyans prepare for the Azimio demos, it is important to remember that peaceful assembly and demonstration is a fundamental right in a democratic society. However, it is also essential to ensure that such demonstrations do not result in violence or destruction of property. With the deployment of police officers and the strict measures put in place, it is hoped that the situation will remain peaceful.”IG Japheth Koome
In conclusion, the Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome has assured Kenyans of tightened security measures ahead of the Azimio demos. The police have urged Kenyans to go about their daily business as usual and have warned that those who participate in the demonstrations will be arrested. It is important to resolve political disputes without interfering with the peace in the country.