Governor Bii Assures Residents of Their Security during Monday’s Demonstrations
Uasin Gishu County Governor Jonathan Bii has assured residents of their security ahead of Raila Odinga’s demonstrations on Monday.
The opposition leader has unlawfully declared March 20, 2023, as a public holiday in a bid to allow Kenyans to attend what he describes as the ‘Mother of All’ public demonstrations in Nairobi.
Odinga has launched what he says is a mass action drive against President Ruto in a bid to protest what he says is his stolen victory in the August 2022 polls, put pressure on the government to lower the cost of living, and stop the recruitment of new commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Speaking to the press, governor Bii Said Odinga has been conducting such mass actions since president Moi’s regime and that there is nothing new that he will be offering.
“Odinga has ever since conducted ‘Maandamano’ after being defeated in elections. During the times of Kenyatta, Moi, and Uhuru he held such demonstrations, we will therefore not allow it,” said Governor Bii
He has asked Uasin Gishu residents to continue with their work as usual saying that their businesses will not be disrupted.
“I want to assure residents of Uasin Gishu and members of the public that there will be peace and sufficient security on Monday. I urge all business people to continue with their work as usual because their security is guaranteed,” said the Uasin Gishu governor.
Bii asked the public to embrace their differences since the community is made up of different people from varied backgrounds.
“Despite different communities living in Uasin Gishu, their differences will not make us participate in demonstrations, it is time to work for the electorates and not to demonstrate,” said the Uasin Gishu governor.