Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o has urged residents protesting against the high cost of living on Monday 27th to do so peacefully.
In a statement to the newsrooms, Nyong’o asked the authorities to protect people’s lives and not show restraint during the mass action.
The Governor also warned hooligans disguising themselves as demonstrators to steal from the public that they would be exposed and handed over to the police.
But as we do this, we have put our city on the map in terms of development, and we are urging our people not to destroy any property during the demonstrationsAnyang’ Nyong’o
This comes in response to a wave of numerous cases of theft during last week’s demonstrations that saw some businesses premises vandalized.
“Our grievances must be heard, we did not have fair elections, the cost of living must also go down,” he said.
“But as we do this, we have put our city on the map in terms of development, and we are urging our people not to destroy any property during the demonstrations,” furthered Nyong’o.
Let us not destroy what we already have because the current government will not make them for us, as we show our grievances let it be peacefulJoshua Oron
Kisumu Central MP Joshua Oron said the election of new IEBC officials is not being done in the right way and there is need for action.
While emphasizing on the Governor’s call urging the residents to turn up for the demonstration in large numbers, the first-time legislator also called for peaceful mass action.
“Let us not destroy what we already have because the current government will not make them for us, as we show our grievances let it be peaceful,” urged Oron.
Azimio leader Raila Odinga maintained that the peaceful mass action will proceed as planned on Monday 27th.
Speaking at a church service in Embakasi, he dismissed claims by Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome declaring the protests illegal.