NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – National Super Alliance (NASA) Senate and National Assembly legislators have now demanded that the withdrawn security of their principals be reinstated within 24 hours, failure to which they will initiate mass action.
While reading a statement on behalf of the lawmakers at Orange House, the Orange democratic movement’s (ODM) Chairman John Mbadi said that their demands are not negotiable and should they not be met, they will take mass action to where the buck stops.
“This is a dangerous precedent in bad taste and we want to tell President Uhuru Kenyatta that should anything happen to any of our principals, we shall lay the blame squarely on his shoulders,” Mbadi said.
“We give the State 24 hours to return our leaders’ security or face mass action right at their doorstep. This is not negotiable,” Mbadi added.
A senior police officer while speaking to Capital FM News earlier acknowledged the withdrawals, but termed it a routine administrative procedure.
“Bodyguards assigned to VIPs are removed and reinstated or reshuffled from time to time. This is not unique at all,” he told Capital news, with little details.
They further vowed to continue with the planned demos against IEBC’s Ezra Chiloba despite the presence of security apparatus being deployed around Anniversary towers where the commission has its offices.
“We will, therefore, exercise these rights without fear of intimidation and urge all Kenyans of goodwill to join us we agitate for the removal of the corrupt and criminal Ezra Chiloba and his cronies in the IEBC,” he declared.