The National Police Service (NPS) has declared the Azimio la Umoja protest tomorrow as illegal.
In a statement read by the Nairobi Regional Commander Adamson Bungei, NPS has said that the protest failed to meet the requirements of the Public Order Act which requires that persons planning to picket inform the police at least three days before the set date.
The coalition notified the police on Friday through a letter signed by the chairman of Azimio Executive Council, who is also ODM deputy party leader.
“We received two requests from Azimio and Nairobi business community to hold protests tomorrow. One late in the evening and the other this morning. Both did not meet the legal threshold and were thus declined and the same was communicated to them in writing,” said Bungei.
Bungei said the two groups did not meet the threshold to be allowed to carry on with protest and warned of dire consequences for those who will break the law.
“Any person who will breach the peace or break the law during the procession shall be dealt with according to the law,” he said.
“The public order act of 2012 is very clear, if a protest is not within the framework of that order then it is illegal.”