Saba Saba rally breaches police 5 PM deadline
07 July 2014, 18:00
Nairobi - The Saba Saba rally breached the 5 PM deadline for conclusion set by the police Monday as CORD leaders took their time to speak to the mammoth crowd at Uhuru Park.
Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo had said the rally should end by 5 PM but with majority of leaders arriving at close to 4PM, there was bound to be a problem.
When it reached 5PM, there were jitters at the park over the supposed action that would be taken before the crowd was calmed down by CORD leaders.
" There is no issue here. We will stay as long as we want and we can. It is our right, Senator Elizabeth Ongoro said.
" We will stay here until a solution to our problems is found, she added.
Police did confirm that they are in communication with the organizers of the rally about time keeping.
" We have spoken to them. We hope they will keep time, a senior police officer told News24.
There were also reports of a planned night vigil doing the rounds but they could not be substantiated.
The rally attracted thousands of people, keen to show the government they mean business over the state of the country.
Talk centered on the levels of insecurity, tribal bias in public appointments and the Electoral Commission IEBC.
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