Tens of security officers were on Thursday, March 30, deployed at Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rural home in Ichaweri, Gatundu South Constituency.
Gatundu South sub-county police commander Jonathan Koech said a total of 30 officers were deployed to guard Uhuru Kenyatta’s home.
Local dailies reported that the officers were deployed to quell eventualities brought about by the country-wide demonstrations called by the opposition seeking government intervention to lower the high cost of living.
“We have enough security officers at the home of the former president today because of the demonstrations that have been called by Azimio. We also do not want what happened at Northlands to happen again,” the officer said.
Further, a contingent of police officers was seen outside Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua‘s home in Kimunye area, Gichugu Constituency, Kirinyaga County.
On Monday, March 27, goons who camouflaged as Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party protestors invaded former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Northland City where property worth millions was destroyed.
The goons who were allegedly paid to the tune of KSh 3000 were seen with power saws cutting down trees as they subdivided the land and erected structures.
Others were seen vandalizing animals where it was assessed that almost 1,500 animals were stolen.
On the same day, invaders attacked former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s gas cylinder firm in Nairobi.
East Africa Spectra, located on Road C in Nairobi’s industrial area, manufactures and distributes gas cylinders in Kenya and the region was vandalized on Monday, March 27.
The firm’s security boss Humphrey Waswa said in a statement vandals destroyed the property of unknown value and pelted the firm’s managing director’s office with rocks.