Raila, Karua dare IG Koome to arrest them ahead of Monday demos

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 26 Mar, 2023 15:29 | < 1 min read
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Azimio leader Raila Odinga and Martha Karua. PHOTO/Courtesy

Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya leaders Raila Odinga and Martha Karua have dared Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome to arrest them on Monday, March 27 during the coalition's mass action.

Speaking during a church service at Jesus Teaching Ministry in Embakasi on Sunday, March 26, Raila said "Koome can come arrest me personally".

"The people of Kenya have a right to picket and we will do so tomorrow. Koome should stop intimidating us.

"Don't try to bring chaos tomorrow and threatening us that you can arrest all of us. Koome, I dare you, come arrest me personally tomorrow," Raila said.

The Azimio leader said he will be in the frontline of the demonstrations tomorrow and ready to be arrested.

"Mr. Koome, don't even send police officers to come and arrest me. Come and arrest me personally. Come and face me one on one.

"If we don't fight for the rights of Kenya, we won't have any country to be in in the near future," he stated.

Karua on police security

On her part, the Narc Kenya party leader said the coalition was not asking for any permission from the police to demonstrate since the same is enshrined in the constitution.

"Koome should know that we are not asking for any permission from him to picket.

"God has given us freedom, and it is well taken care of by our constitution," Karua said.

She said the coalition had written to police to ask for security tomorrow and not permission.

"We will demonstrate peacefully. Koome should stop bringing chaos to our peaceful protests," she added.

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