Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja on Tuesday, March 21, called for the arrest of the culprits behind the destruction of public infrastructure in Nairobi's Central Business District (CBD) during the Monday, March 20 protests.
Speaking during a county function at City Hall, the Governor insisted that all culprits who took part in the vandalism should be brought to book as a deterrent for their actions.
He singled out the man captured in a viral photo carrying the signage of Tom Mboya Street in Nairobi’s CBD as one of the notable actions of vandalism witnessed on the first day of the mass action protests.
"I saw someone carrying the Tom Mboya Street signage, those who were captured must be charged," Sakaja stated.
According to Sakaja, Nairobi County lost approximately Ksh30 million which he argued was half of the total revenue collected on a daily basis.
He, as such, called for an urgent solution noting that the plan by Azimio la Umoja to hold protest rallies on a weekly basis would be unbearable to the economy.
His statement came amid mixed reactions over the significance of mass protests in Azimio's quest for electoral justice and review of the measures influencing the cost of living.
Business was brought to a standstill in the nation's capital with only a few shops open in the CBD. Cases of looting and vandalism targeting open businesses in various parts of the city were also reported leading to losses.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua estimated the loss associated with the mass action at Ksh2 billion countrywide.
In a presser held on Tuesday, March 21, leaders affiliated with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) called for the arrest of persons behind the destruction recorded during the protests.
They singled out Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party and its leader Raila Odinga as the culpable characters.
Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang' Nyong'o also called out cases of vandalism and looting in the city which also experienced an intense day punctuated by disorder and running battles between the protestors and the police.
The Kenya Police Service was yet to reveal the course of action on the government's measures on culprits caught vandalising public property.