Police green light DP Ruto’s Nyamira visit after compliance with public order guidelines

Police green light DP Ruto's Nyamira visit after compliance with public order guidelines
DP William Ruto during a public address in Githurai on October 4, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto can now breathe a sigh of relief after police finally gave the all-clear for two of his functions in Nyamira County set for Thursday to proceed.

This comes after the DP was last week forced to postpone the visit following chaos after hours of confrontations between police and his supporters in the wake of new government guidelines on public gatherings.

The police, in separate letters seen by Citizen Digital on Tuesday, assented to the events however urging the conveners to cooperate with law enforcement officers who will be dispatched to provide security.

Nyamira Police Station Ward Commander Mohamed Sasura, in a letter to West Mugirango MP Vincent Kemosi, said: “…permission for fundraising for Nyamira South Sub County Boda Boda Sacco scheduled for Thursday 15th October, 2020 at 10.00a.m. at Sironga Sports ground to be presided over by the Deputy President Dr. William Ruto has been granted.”

Mr. Sasura however urged the MP to ensure compliance with the advisory directives by the National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) as well as adherence to health protocols in regard to COVID-19.

“As the convener, you will work with the police officers to ensure that law and order is maintained. You will be held responsible for any acts of lawlessness and disorder that may arise,” the police boss told the MP.

Keroka Police Station OCS Elam Esendi on his part notified Nyamasebe SDA church Pastor Richard Nyaribari that his request to hold sadaka collection towards the construction of churches to be presided over by the DP had also been granted.

“This office received your above letter notifying your intention to hold a sadaka collection in respect of Nyamasebe District,” said the OCS.

“This is to notify you that your request has been granted and you will cooperate with the police to ensure that security is maintained throughout the function.”

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Story By Ian Omondi
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