"We, however, note that this notification does not in any way
amount to seeking permission to demonstrate or picket from the
police as your office has often misconstrued such notices in the
past and purported to refuse to grant such permission," Magaya
He emphasized that the demonstrations will be peaceful and
the party has mobilized its own marshals to control crowds.
NASA led by opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has demanded
that several poll officials be hounded out of office and
prosecuted ahead of the repeat presidential election.
Odinga has insisted that there will be no repeat elections on
Oct. 26 if the officials remain in office.
"If they don’t leave, we will go there and eject them,"
Odinga said during a rally in Nairobi on Sunday.
Should the opposition efforts be successful, the Oct. 26
elections will have to be called off to a later date.
However, the Jubilee government has maintained that the
electoral body will conduct the re-run as is currently
The protests came as IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati called on
the opposition to temporarily halt their demos on Tuesday to
enable the commission to address the concerns raised by various
stakeholders, saying that the commission has put in place
various measures in place to enhance the credibility of the
repeat presidential election.
Kenya’s Supreme Court said that serious illegalities and
irregularities found during the presidential election led to its
decision to invalidate the presidential election.
Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko on Sunday
instructed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the
police to probe the officials mentioned by NASA.
Meanwhile, the government on Tuesday reportedly withdrew the
bodyguards of NASA leaders Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo
Musyoka, who were expected to lead their supporters in the
Odinga’s spokesman Dennis Onyango said the bodyguards were on
Monday night asked to report to paramilitary police headquarters
in Nairobi for further instructions.
"The withdrawal of my security and that of Odinga is illegal.
"The law requires presidential candidates to have an all-round
security protection," said Musyoka Tuesday.