In Summary
  • The protesters have been demonstrating over the outcome of the just-concluded presidential election.
  • Mr Amolo said that they have evidence that officers are killing innocent Kenyans.
  • Mr Khaniri, who condemned the police brutality, noted that the country is going through a difficult time.

The Nasa MPs-elect have urged their supporters to be calm and avoid running battles with the police “but remain vigilant for justice”.

The leaders have, at the same time, accused the government of using brutal force on unarmed Kenyans pretesting in various parts of Nairobi and Nyanza region.

The protesters have been demonstrating over the outcome of the just-concluded presidential election that saw the electoral commission declare President Uhuru Kenyatta winner on Friday.

The group that included Senators-elect George Khaniri (Vihiga) and Fred Outa (Kisumu), and MPS-elect Otiende Amolo (Rarieda), Ken Okoth (Kibra), George Aladwa (Makadara), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay), Peter Kaluma (Homa Bay Town) and former nominated MP Oburu Odinga urged the government to refrain from using excessive force and respect the rights of Kenyans.

RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE

“The right to assemble (and) peaceful demonstration is provided for in the Constitution and as we speak it has not been suspended. Those who are displeased have a right to show it as long as they are not armed,” Mr Amolo said at Ngong Hills Hotel Saturday.

Although Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i denied claims of police brutality, Mr Amolo said that they have evidence that officers are killing innocent Kenyans and putting their bodies in gunny bags to unknown destinations.

According to Mr Amolo, among the areas targeted by the police brutality include Kibra, Kawangware and Mathare slum in Nairobi, and Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya, Kisii and Nyamira in Nyanza region.

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