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Security beefed up ahead of Azimio protests

Security has been beefed up across the country ahead of today’s planned protests by the opposition.

The Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome on Tuesday declared the Azimio protests planned for today until Friday illegal and a threat to national security.

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The anti-government protests led by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition have been declared illegal by the National Police Service.

The police boss warned that any demonstrations taking place will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

He clarified that police had not been notified of the demos as is the requirement.

“The National Police Service (NPS) takes cognizance of the information circulating via the media, of planned demonstrations in various parts of the Country from tomorrow, Wednesday July 19-21, 2023.  Contrary to the legal requirements, no organizers/planners of the purported demonstrations have notified the Police of such gatherings” Koome said

“We wish to inform the public that any demonstrations that will be held in any part of Kenya on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, will be dealt with promptly in accordance with the law,” he said.

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