We meet at CBD and march to State House, says Raila as Gachagua warns him he will be arrested

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Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has urged his supporters to converge at the Nairobi City centre tomorrow morning for protests against the government.

“I’m calling on all Kenyans of goodwill to wake up very early in the morning and gather at the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD),” Raila said at a church function on Sunday.

The statement by Raila comes after Nairobi Police commander Adamson Bungei declared the Monday protest illegal and not allowed. Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua too has warned Raila that if he tries to go near State House he will be arrested.

Speaking during the thanksgiving service in Nandi County on Sunday, Gachagua said his work as President William Ruto’s principal assistant is to ensure his safety.

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“Na mimi nimepanga, unajua yeye ni mtu ya kutumia njia ya kandokando. Pale ikulu nimeweka mitego kila mahali akionekana ananaswa,” Gachaguia said.

“Huyu mzee akitumia njia ya kando akuje aingie kwa handshake aharibu serikali yetu, mtu ya kuulizwa ni mimi,” he said.

Police have 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.

“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 Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei on Sunday morning

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