The National Police Service has come out to strongly condemn the violence the service experienced during the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance on Monday 27th March 2023.
In a statement sent to the press on 28th March 2023, the office of the Inspector General of Police has called out on the Azimio coalition to take responsibility for the unlawful demonstration in Nairobi and other parts of the Country including the Nyanza region that led to the destruction of property and violent attacks against members of the police service.
The NPS has stated that on Monday 27th March 2023, property of unknown value was destroyed in Nairobi including two police vehicles.
The police also stated that 23 police officers were left with bad injuries as a result of the demonstrations.
The police have also revealed that they are aware of a related case in which a farm in Kiambu County was broken into and property destroyed stating that the National Police Service is investigating the incident.
In their statement, the NPS stated its knowledge of the invasion of private property in Embakasi Constituency, praising its officers for acting swiftly to contain the situation a move that prevented further damage to the property.
The police further stated that the investigations into the reported injuries and damages have begun and those found responsible shall face the law.
The NPS has however commended its officers for discharging their mandate with the outmost respect to the rule of law despite the pressure they faced from the demonstrators.
The office of the Inspector General of Police has however assured the country of safety to all Kenyans promising to remain focused on discharging their duties and fostering good police-community relations without fear or favour.
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