NASA supporters have been issued a warning not to mobilize large crowds and march to JKIA to welcome Raila Odinga. Raila, who has been in the US for the past one week, will land on November 17.
The co-principals announced that they will be holding a grand rehearsal on Thursday to welcome their “Baba” on Friday .
IG Joseph Boinnet is most certainly not here for it. In a stern statement he said “It is not prudent to mobilize massive crowds to travel to that facility as it risks jeopardizing the safety of air passengers and other airport users.”
In a statement on Wednesday through police spokesman George Kinoti, he stated the airport is a protected area that is only for bona fide travelers. “…and all others with justifiable business at the airport who must be subjected at all times to the standard security measures,” he said.
“Those without legitimate grounds to enter the facility will be denied entry. Consequently, those making plans for the day are advised accordingly.”
Boinnet noted anyone who wants to organize a public procession or meeting must meet the terms of the public order act 2016. NASA declared a mega rally at Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi ahead of the opposition leader’s return from the US.
“Organizers of the grand welcome invite supporters to a major rally. The rally will be a dress rehearsal for the Friday grand welcome,” Siaya Senator James Orengo said in a statement.
“This is part of our ongoing journey of guaranteeing electoral justice and putting an end to the evil culture of con elections with pre-determined results. Together we shall triumph.”