Addressing his supporters at the Kamkunji stadium in Kibra on Sunday, February 5, the opposition leader insisted that President Ruto must go.
To ensure the Head of State resigns, the former prime minister launched a youth resistance movement dubbed “movement for the defense of democracy” whose main work will be to drive the agenda of Azimio in the coming days.
“We cannot be intimidated. I dare Ruto to arrest me. We will not relent in the push to have him out,” Raila said.
However, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki warned Raila over his weekly rallies.
In a press briefing at Harambee House on Monday, February 6, Kindiki said that the opposition leader is constitutionally allowed to hold peaceful demonstrations.
The CS further noted that any Azimio supporter who will disrupt any businesses or contradicted the law would face the full force of the police force.
“They can do rallies so long as they don’t disrupt businesses, don’t insult,”
“I have no business with those who are doing demonstrations, the day they will decide to break the law, breach the peace, incite public disorder, that is the day the full weight of the ministry of Interior will come on them,” he stated.
To ensure that the government deals with protesters accordingly, the CS announced that he has deployed 9,000 officers with immediate effect to various parts of the country.
“We have 6000 police officers who have joined the National Police Service in the last 100 days as well as 3000 Kenya Prison Service officers,
“These officers guarantee us sustainability towards the fight against crime,” the CS remarked during the deployment,” the soft-spoken CS said.