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Anyang’ Nyong’o bans non-NASA demos in Kisumu

Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has banned demonstrations within Kisumu city unless they are called by NASA or ODM.

He said if anybody has concerns on how to conduct demonstration in the county, they should contact ODM officials or the county government.

Nyong’o said Kisumu has been a target where criminals take advantage of the street protest to destroy and loot properties.

He said neither the county nor ODM sanctioned the demonstrations which followed the Supreme Court verdict on Monday.

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A car was burned at Kondele, a Safaricom mast vandalised, and several properties destroyed after the apex court upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s October 26 win.

Nyong’o questioned how the group made the decision without the ODM or its leader Raila Odinga’s direction.

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“The party leadership was very clear that we are not participating in these elections. So, whatever the Supreme Court decided did not concern us.”

“When we met in Nairobi, we decided that our demonstrations will only be done in Nairobi,” he said at the county offices on Wednesday.

“Anybody demonstrating in Kisumu county will only do so when the party leader says so. Police will deal with those who defy this directive.”

He said anybody using demos to block roads in committing a criminal offence and will be dealt with decisively.

“We have informed the police to deal with those people who want to take advantage of such scenarios to rob from people visiting Kisumu,” Nyong’o said.

The governor added that all demonstrations must be peaceful and be in line with the constitutional provisions for civil disobedience.

“Anybody found molesting a citizen or residents will be treated as a criminal.”

-the-star.co.ke/

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