CS Kindiki Sends Warning to Raila Over Rallies

February 7, 2023

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has issued a stern warning to Opposition Leader Raila Odinga over the ongoing Azimio La Umoja rallies.

Speaking at Harambee House on Monday, February 6, CS Kindiki said Azimio would feel the full force of the Interior Ministry should they break any law or disrupt any businesses.

The CS noted Azimio has a right to hold peaceful demonstrations as long as they uphold the law.

“Politicians come from various sectors, some of them from the opposition, but my business is to hear from them, what they think we can do to make our country safe, period. As to their politics, they can go and do it elsewhere. Some of them are doing demonstrations, I have no business with that, I don’t care. But on one condition, they keep law and order. 

“The day they will try to break the law, breach the peace, incite public disorder, that is the day the full weight of the ministry of Interior will come on them. They can do rallies so long as they don’t disrupt businesses, don’t insult,” Kindiki said.

The CS at the same time referenced President William Ruto’s remarks on depoliticizing the security sector.

“We have completely depoliticised the security sector and we’re not available to discuss, or engage in partisan politics. You’ve heard the president himself say that he doesn’t want the support of security agencies to do politics and he has enough supporters and leaders elected on his party who will help him transact his politics.

“Therefore, if any leader of whatever political formation is implicated in hurting our country for political or commercial reasons, I have made it clear in my consultations with them that we will be ruthless with them,” Kindiki declared.

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