Normalcy returns to Nairobi after SabaSaba

By Sylvester Ruto

On Monday, streets in the city centre remained deserted with heavy security presence

Business in Nairobi city has returned to normalcy after Monday’s SabaSaba rally by The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) at Uhuru Park grounds.

Yesterday (Monday), streets in the city centre remained deserted with heavy security presence.

Business people recorded low with some closing their businesses.

A spot check by KBC Tuesday morning revealed that most shops were open and traffic jam was witnessed on all roads leading to the city centre.

A section of businessmen in the city applauded CORD supporters for maintaining peace before and after the rally with some cautioning their fellow citizens against breaking the law.

During Monday’s rally, The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy called for a national referendum to address critical issues facing the country.

The Coalition announced they will convene an all-inclusive National Referendum Committee (NRC) for the purpose of preparing the people of Kenya for a national referendum on the critical challenges facing the country.

CORD Principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula said they were no longer interested in dialogue.

The CORD leadership further launched OKOA KENYA, a people’s movement to defend the Constitution, support one another, and protect the gains made in democratic governance, and re-dedicate Kenyans to national unity and peaceful co-existence.

They claimed that the constitution was being violated and that there was no turning back until they achieve their objectives.