Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang'i has been ordered to resign his post for gross incompetence and subversion of the law.
The National Super Alliance (NASA) Parliamentary Group issued the order on Thursday moments after Matiangi banned the demonstrations in the Central Business Districts (CBD) of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.
The Raila Odinga-led team has accused the CS of absconding his duty of safeguarding NASA protestors and delegating the responsibility to the Nairobi Business Community.
"The CS has on multiple occasions failed to perform his duties and now seeks to shift responsibility to ordinary citizens to provide security, he cannot abscond duty and then ask 'wananchi' take over liability for police failure.
"Mr Matiang'i must, therefore, explain why the government handed over the security of Nairobi to the unauthorized Nairobi Business Community," NASA stated.
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"If he cannot satisfactorily answer this question, then he must tender his resignation without any further delay," the Alliance ordered.
The Nairobi Business group has hit the deadlines in the recent weeks following its counter demonstrations during the anti-IEBC protests in the city center.
The NASA leaders also pointed out that their right to protest is protected in the Constitution under Article 245 which dictates that "the police is obligated to ensure that law and order are followed and that there is the preservation of peace."
"We have followed all the provisions of the Public Order Act by issuing notifications to Police in sufficient time to provide security for both demonstrators and general citizenry," the opposition leaders noted.
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Regarding the prosecution of NASA CEO Norman Magaya, the Opposition stated that the responsibility to protect the rest of citizens does not lie with the organizer of the protests but with the Police.
"We shall hold the CS personally responsible should any harm come to the CEO of NASA Secretariat," they warned.
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