In preparation for the planned protests organized by the opposition party leader Raila Odinga, over 500 police officers and members of the Recce Squad will be deployed to the Central Business District (CBD) and State House on Monday. The demonstrations are calling for the government to address issues such as corruption, unemployment and insecurity. The deployment of police officers and the Recce Squad is aimed at maintaining law and order during the protests and ensuring the safety and security of all citizens. The authorities have urged the protesters to conduct themselves peacefully and avoid any form of violence that could lead to destruction of property and loss of lives.
The move to deploy police officers has been met with mixed reactions from the public, with some expressing concern about the potential use of excessive force against peaceful protesters. However, the authorities have assured citizens that the deployment is necessary to ensure that the demonstrations do not escalate into chaos.
It remains to be seen how the situation will unfold on Monday, and whether the deployment of police officers and the Recce Squad will be successful in maintaining peace and order during the protests.
In the aftermath of their loss in the 2022 general elections in Kisumu County, members of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party losers have appealed to President William Ruto to remember them in state appointments. The party' s defeated candidates, recently held a meeting with Ruto and other UDA leaders to discuss the way forward.
This morning, they held a press conference and they expressed their disappointment with the outcome of the general elections and urged Ruto to consider them for state appointments as he has done to people from other regions. This comes at a time when Raila Odinga plans to hold massive demonstrations in Nairobi to protest about Ruto' s illegitimacy of being president as well as the skyrocketing cost of living.
Ruto, who has been pushing for the UDA party' s agenda in the country, promised to support the defeated candidates and work towards ensuring that their contributions are recognized. He also urged the party' s supporters to remain steadfast and committed to the party' s vision and objectives, promising to redouble his efforts to popularize the party in the region.
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