Azimio demos: List of opposition leaders who have been arrested

Monday, March 20th, 2023 11:31 | By
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National Assembly Leader of Minority Opiyo Wandayi. PHOTO/Courtesy

National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi has been arrested.

Opiyo was arrested outside Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) while trying to talk to police officers who had lobbied teargas inside the building.

His arrest came minutes after his Senate counterpart Stewart Madzayo was arrested while leading a handful of Azimio supporters on Parliament Road to demonstrate.

Also arrested is Malindi Member of Parliament Amina Mnyazi.

The leaders, alongside dozens of Azimio supporters, are being held at Central Police Station.

Azimio demos

A heavy deployment of police officers was witnessed ahead of Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition planned mass action in Nairobi.

A spot check by People Daily Digital showed there was a contingent of armed General Service Unit (GSU) officers around roads leading to State House.

Particularly, Procession Way, State House Road, and Dennis Prit Road were condoned off as the officers blocked the roads using police lorries.

In the CBD, police officers surrounded KICC where the coalition's supporters were to assemble before beginning their demos.

Parliament Road and Harambe Avenue where the Office of the President, Office of the Deputy President, and a host of ministry headquarters are situated were deserted save for security personnel on guard.

The spot check also showed most Central Business District (CBD) streets were almost deserted.

Public service vehicles operating within the CBD were very few, while private vehicles were hardly seen.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga last week declared Monday, March 20, a "public holiday" to enable Kenyans join him in the march to State House.

Raila asked Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to “reclaim” the country from President William Ruto’s “failed” leadership.

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