Government to Withdraw Security Detail for Politicians Orchestrating Protests

Government to Withdraw Security Detail for Politicians Orchestrating Protests

Kenya is taking decisive action against the individuals and politicians behind the widespread anti-government protests that occurred on Wednesday.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki announced that over 300 individuals have been arrested in connection to the violence and destruction that occurred.

The government has also declared that it will withdraw security detail assigned to any politician organizing protests. The protests resulted in critical infrastructure being vandalized and losses estimated to be in the millions of dollars.

Kindiki specifically named Mavoko Member of Parliament Patrick Makau as one of those arrested and facing charges for destruction of the Nairobi Expressway.

The Cabinet Secretary emphasized that the government will not tolerate violent protests resulting in fatalities, injuries to civilians and security personnel, disruption of daily businesses, destruction of private and public property, or looting.

Further, Kindiki declared that the government would not allow arms in protests, even for those engaging in peaceful demonstrations. He condemned individuals who commit criminal acts under the guise of protesting and labeled such behavior as hooliganism.

The Interior Cabinet Secretary called for decisive action against all criminals, including economic saboteurs, looters, and vandals, who target private businesses and property.

Overall, the government is sending a strong message that it will not stand for violent actions and protests that disrupt daily life.

They will take action against anyone who is orchestrating, financing, or participating in such protests, as well as remove the security detail assigned to them.

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