President William Ruto has directed all police bosses not to interfere in the Azimio La Umoja coalition's demos and rallies slated to begin on Monday.
Azimio leader Raila Odinga has since called out his supporters to gather in Nairobi on Monday, to help him demonstrate against the government.
It's emerging that Ruto has asked Regional Police Commanders and County Police Commanders across the country to let the rallies go on, to prevent them from gaining momentum.
Ruto, it is reported, has as well ordered the police chiefs to let Raila hold the rallies for as many days as he can, and not try to scuttle them.
Government insiders have told the People Daily that this is among the mind games Ruto has resorted to, as he tries to avoid finding himself in a situation where he is forced to negotiate with Raila.
Ruto has also openly said that he has nothing against the demonstrations, as long as Raila assures Kenyans that they will not end up in chaos.
"The government will not allow loss of life, destruction of property and looting. We will not allow a few individuals who have refused to accept election results to cause chaos among peace loving people," he said in State House on Wednesday.
But the paper has also confirmed that he is at the same time trying to use the international community to press Raila and have him drop the demos.
The paper has established that just as was alleged by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka in Nakuru yesterday, that foreign missions are being used to try and pressure the opposition to toe the line, it's indeed happening.
“The government is using foreign missions to incite the diaspora community against the Opposition as well as to paint them in bad light to the international community,” Kalonzo said at the Mazembe Grounds.
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