Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome has banned the Azimio anti-government countrywide demonstrations, planned to occur on Wednesday 12, July 2023. While issues his commands prior to the day, Koome insisted that there shall be no gatherings in any part of the country on grounds that the Azimio team had not informed the police about the demos.
“In this regard, no such demonstrations/gatherings, protests will be allowed tomorrow (Wednesday) since no such notification has been presented to any police station. All lawful means will be used to disperse such demonstrations,” Koome said.
In a further statement, the IG said whereas Kenyans are allowed by law to picket and demonstrate, previous demonstrations by the opposition outfit have led to deaths and destruction of property.