Koome Declares Uhuru Park A ‘No-go’ Zone Ahead Of Raila’s ‘Oath’ Taking Ceremony

Japheth Koome

Nairobi Police Commander, Japheth Koome says that he has not been formally notified by NASA of their swearing in ceremony on Tuesday.

Mr Koome told journalists on Sunday that he will not allow any group hold events at Uhuru Park to avoid confrontations.

“I’m reading on the press that so and so will be at Uhuru Park, which I’m not likely to allow because if I allow there will be a confrontation and people will be injured. You have heard several groups want to use Uhuru Park on the same day. Tell them we love this city and we will guard it jealously. We will not allow breach of peace,” he said.

“Nobody will be at Uhuru Park because I must protect everybody. If I allow people to go there and they injure one another I will have slept on the job,” he added.

Read: NASA MPs Required To Sign Affidavits Backing Raila Swearing In

The opposition has maintained that the oath taking will go on as planned, adding that they do not recognize Uhuru Kenyatta’s ‘illegitimate’ government.

Deputy President William Ruto has said that the government does not recognize Raila’s planned swearing in. The elections are over, he said, and the ruling regime is focusing on development.

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