Kenya gov’t bans anti-IEBC demos in major cities ~VIDEO

Anti-IEBC demonstrator

Kenya’s Interior Ministry has banned all demonstrations in the central business districts of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa, Nairobi county has also declared Uhuru park out of bounds.

The ban was  announced by Fred Matiangi the acting ministry CS after meeting the leadership of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and discussed their security concerns ahead of the 26th of Oct 2017 elections.

Citing the Public Order Act cap 56 specifically  section 5, he read:

“Due to the clear, present and imminent danger of breach of peace, the government notifies the public that, for the time being, we will not allow demonstrations within the central business districts of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu,”

The CS said he will gazette new regulations as stipulated under Section 22(1) of the order which stipulates that, ‘ The Minister may make regulations prescribing anything which may be prescribed under this Act, and generally to give effect to the provisions of this Act’.