Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has voiced his concerns regarding the alleged deployment of army officers to control opposition protests scheduled for Wednesday.
The Azimio La Umoja coalition has announced three days of demonstrations to push for President William Ruto’s cooperation.
Speculation has risen regarding the involvement of the military, particularly after Ruto expressed his determination to prevent the protests from taking place. Senator Ledama has advised the army against getting involved, emphasizing that internal matters should be handled by the police.
The opposition parliamentarian has also issued a stern warning against the use of force against protesters, cautioning those responsible that they will be held accountable.
In a tweet, he stated that those who kill will eventually face the consequences, be it through their own demise or other forms of affliction. He urged the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) not to allow themselves to be manipulated for personal or political purposes but to focus on their designated mandate.
“They too will one day die. You kill you will also be killed or a nasty disease will consume you and your generation. Do not be afraid he is watching over you. And KDF, do not allow to be used to settle domestic scores deal with your mandate!” Ledama said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, Ruto has declared that no further demonstrations will be tolerated, accusing Azimio leader Raila Odinga of exploiting chaos to achieve political ends.
emphasized that the use of unconstitutional means to gain power will not be permitted, vowing to confront any attempts to disrupt the peace.
However, Raila has maintained that the protests will proceed as planned, asserting that they are a necessary expression of public sentiment. He declared that countrywide demonstrations will take place on Wednesday, regardless of the government’s position.