President William Ruto requested that the Azimio coalition provide a schedule of their protests, but they have ignored his request.
Godfrey Osotsi, a senator from Vihiga, said that the alliance will not discuss their plans for large-scale demonstrations with Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki.
“We will hold the rallies regardless of how the administration feels about it because the legislation permits it.
We are not sending the president our schedule since you don’t need a permit to conduct a demonstration, the senator said on K24 TV on Tuesday, December 6.
No one would prevent Kenyans from protesting since it is a constitutionally guaranteed right, the senator said.
Moses Kajwang, a senator from Homa Bay, expressed a similar viewpoint on Citizen TV on December 6 and said that the government was selling the idea that allowing the opposition to protest was doing them a favor.
The Interior CS shouldn’t boast that he has granted us permission to demonstrate, Kajwang said. “This is not a favor; it is our right guaranteed by the Constitution and the people of Kenya.”
On December 4, the President gave CS Kindiki the order to provide the opposition adequate protection for their large-scale demonstrations.