Leaders condemn police for interfering with anti-IEBC demos in Mombasa

Mombasa Senator Mohammed Faki, Jomvu Mp Badi Twalib and Deputy Governor William Kingi adressing reporters after the anti-IEBC demos were disrupted in Mombasa. PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa political leaders have condemned police officers after they interrupted anti IEBC demonstrations in Mombasa on Friday.

Mombasa senator Mohamed Faki claimed that police officers who interfered with demonstration in Mombasa were working with orders from senior persons.

Mr.Faki  dismissed orders from the Acting Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i and insisted that they will hold demonstrations according to NASA directives.

“We have been demonstrating in Mombasa every Monday and Friday and we don’t understand why police have decided to use tear gas today,” said Faki.

They have also said that they will not participate in Polls set 26 October if there will be no reforms in IEBC.

Mombasa deputy governor has said that NASA leaders will on Sunday give way forward after Presidential candidate Raila Odinga withdrew from the polls.

He said NASA will hold a rally in Mombasa on Sunday.

Police in Mombasa on Friday throw tear gas to a group of demonstrators heading to the regional IEBC office forcing them to disperse.

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