The Inspector-General of Police on Monday made a new resolve that the police will maintain vigilance by dispersing all illegal gatherings.
Mutyambai (inset) with crowds scampering for safety from police teargas.
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Responding to a question on the bi-weekly engage the IG online Twitter discussion Hillary Mutyambai said that although every gathering will be reviewed on individual merit the presidential directive stands that all political gatherings are illegal.
During the 15th Presidential address on the State of Covid-19 Uhuru directed that all political gatherings cease immediately. That directive has never been lifted and some misguided politicians have been trying to equate national day celebrations with their party activities.
Mwangi Kiunjuri is among politicians from the Mount Kenya region involved in the scramble for the role of spokesperson. When he was teargassed on Saturday he pointed a finger at discriminate enforcement by police of a presidential directive.
Two UDA Party functions in Meru and Mombasa have been disrupted by police in the past week. Police also lobbed teargas at the TSP meeting in Chogoria.
Meanwhile, there's been simmering disquiet among the Tangatanga camp that the law is applied selectively. This comes at a time when there's a scramble for supremacy in the Mount Kenya region with leaders intent on catching the eye of deputy president Dr. William Ruto as suitable running mates.
President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive during the 15th State of the Nation address in March stands.
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