The National Super Alliance coalition is planning to bring Nairobi to a standstill this Friday. Sources from the super coalition says despite the Police warning that members of the public are not allowed near JKIA,NASA will use the ‘freedom of assembly’ clause from the constitution to gather anywhere in Nairobi to welcome Raila.
Raila will jet into the country Friday morning alongside his longtime friend Kalonzo Musyoka.The two are expected to be received by over 100,000 people drawn from all corners of the republic. After landing into the country,Raila will announce to his supporters the next steps.
The government, through the police service, has warned Kenyans against gathering at JKIA.
In a statement sent to newsrooms on Wednesday, Boinnet also warned that organisers of any rally or procession must comply with the Public Order Act (2016).
“The attention of the police has been drawn to reports that some politicians are mobilising crowds to march to JKIA to receive Hon. Raila Odinga. JKIA is a protected area hence access is open to bonafide travelers and all others with legitimate business at the airport who must at all times be subjected to the standard security procedures,” the statement reads.
The police boss further said that persons without valid reasons to access the airport will be denied entry.
“It is therefore not advisable to mobilise huge crowds to travel to the facility (JKIA) as it risks jeopardising the safety of air operators, passengers and other airport users,” read the statement.
Despite warnings from the police,NASA supporters say they will use all means to access JKIA since the constitution gives them the right to assembly.They have vowed to cause traffic,picket,make noise and do everything to please ‘baba’