Azimio One Kenya Coalition has announced that the countrywide anti-government demonstrations will continue next Wednesday, July 26 from 6am to 6pm.
Opposition leaders accused the government of using the police to promote genocide in Kenya especially in Luo Nyanza and parts of Nairobi.
“The attackers are working hard to create fear in the community by parading armies and weapons with murders taking place in ways that are structured,” read part of the statement.
Further, Azimio claimed that police shot several people from a close range in Nairobi, Nakuru, Mlolongo and Makueni majority of whom were going about their business.
“As much Ruto is trying to depict Azimio protestors as violent, it is clear that our demonstrations is peaceful and until the police cause violence by using excessive force,” read the statement.
We remind all that whenever Azimio holds demonstrations without interference they end peacefully.”
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Additionally, Azimio directed the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome and Interior Minister Kithure Kindiki to withdraw police officers from residential estates.
The coalition alleged that the police used the number plates of vehicles from Tanzania and South Sudan to create unnecessary tension between Kenya and her neighboring countries.
“As police battle our people on the streets, they have also taken over the courts. We saw police attacking families seeking justice. We saw MP Babu Owino being abducted after being released on bail. We saw the media being attacked while doing their job of keeping the world of developments in the country,” read part of the statement.
Moreover, the opposition accused the government of frustrating its leaders by subjecting them to house arrest and demanded their immediate release.
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Azimio condemns Attacks on Kenyatta Family
Also, the coalition blamed the government for unwarranted attacks of former President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family.
“The withdrawal of security of his mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta and his son, and the vandalization of his Northland farm are acts of great provocation not only to Kenyatta but to all right-thinking Kenyans,” the coalition stated.
In addition, the coalition called on Kenyans to continue fighting for their rights and protect the country from becoming a police state.
“We make it clear that we will not pursue any act of engagement with Ruto until these hostilities and their perpetrators are apprehended.”
Present during the press conference were Kalonzo Musyoka, Martha Karua, Eugene Wamalwa and Mwangi wa Iria.