Police tells Cord to respect the law
25 May 2016, 21:10
Nairobi - Police have told the opposition, coalition for Reforms and Democracy Cord, to respect the law in regard to their protest against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Police spokesperson Charles Owino on Tuesday said that police will not tolerate 'illegal' Cord protests.
"Only the President is above the law since his office is protected.
The others are not spared,” Owino said.Cord co-principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula have been leading the protests.
The spokesperon said opposition supporters have been attacking the police during the demos and that cannot be allowed."Police must protect their guns.
There is no way we will allow goons to steal the weapon," he said.There have been complaints by human rights activists that police violated rights of protesters to picket by using live bullets.
Owino said police use live bullets when their lives are in danger."I want to tell you youth not to be mislead. Those guns are loaded, anything can happen," he said.
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