Nairobi police commander Japhet Koome has said he is not aware of any other gathering to be held on Tuesday besides President Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in, signalling uncertainty over the Opposition’s memorial service.
Mr Koome on Saturday said that anyone planning to hold a gathering should notify the officer commanding the station (OCS) in that area.
“It’s clearly indicated in the Public Order Act Chapter 56 that if anybody intends to hold a public gathering, you must inform the local OCS,” he said.
“But up to this moment, nobody at all has notified any of my station commanders about any other meeting on Tuesday.
“We are not aware about it. We have not been notified. So, whoever thinks he has intentions to do that [and] he does not involve police, why don’t you tell that person that the law will deal with such a situation firmly?” Mr Koome added.
On Friday, Nasa leader Raila Odinga said the coalition will hold a memorial service at Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi, Nairobi, to pray with the families of those allegedly killed by police during demonstrations against the repeat presidential election.