There is a heavy presence of police officers in Nairobi and Kisumu as Azimio la Umoja anti government protests enter their second week. Anti riot police have been stationed on all entrances to the Nairobi CBD which is virtually empty.
Many shops did not open today and a number of companies have asked their staff not to report to work.
On Sunday, Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome insisted that the protests by Azimio remain illegal. In a briefing to journalists on police preparedness, the IG warned that anyone found breaching the law will face consequences regardless of societal status.
“The demonstrations still remain illegal. The police will deal with anyone found with weapons to cause chaos tomorrow. Political issues should be handled through the appropriate political channels. The majority of these politicians have lived their full lives and are out to destroy the future of the youth,” Koome said.
“The police will protect lives and property of all Kenya and anyone found breaching law will be dealt with regardless of their status in the society,” he said.
The city is however peaceful as at 11 am on Monday morning.