4 Ways Police are Planning to Stop Raila's Inauguration

  • New details have emerged indicating that the police have been practicing how to stop the National Super Alliance (NASA) inauguration ceremony set for Tuesday.

    The police are reported to have come up with four tactics that could be used to block Opposition Leaders; Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka from taking the oath.

    According to The Standard, one of the mechanisms available to the police is temporarily detaining leaders allied to the coalition in their houses or wherever they will be to ensure that they do not attend the event.

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    Secondly, the police are alleged to have discussed the option of arresting NASA leaders and locking them up at different undisclosed locations but no resolution was made on the same.

    "If we are pushed, you will see arrests all over from ordinary men to even the leaders. We know some of the leaders may even not spend the night in their homes,” an officer told The Standard.

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    Blocking of Uhuru Park is another option the police are reportedly examining ahead of tomorrow's event.

    Lastly, the officers are planning to disrupt any gatherings in the city and man every corner to ensure opposition supporters do not get places to regroup.

    Meanwhile, Nairobi County police boss Japhet Koome on Sunday warned Kenyans, NASA and any other group from holding an event at Uhuru Park on Tuesday.

    Speaking during a media briefing, Koome noted that Uhuru Park was a no-go-zone adding that no group will be allowed at the venue.

    The Police boss noted that he had not received any official communication informing him of any events planned for Tuesday.

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    Defending his move to ban any gatherings at the area, Koome cited likely chaos among supporters of different groups purporting to have booked Uhuru Park.

    "I will not allow any grouping into Uhuru Park. Doing so would be opening up space for confrontations," he stated.