Over the last few days, we have witnessed a worrying trend of bias by the police in enforcing Covid-19 prevention protocols especially when it comes to political gatherings.
UDA party, which is closely linked to Deputy President William Ruto, has bore the brunt of the police force after three of their meetings were disrupted in a chaotic manner in the last few days.
Just a week ago, police dispersed a meeting of prospective aspirants for the party at a Meru hotel citing a breach of COVID protocols and alleged lack of permit to hold the town hall meeting.
A few days later, another meeting convened by Former Machakos senator Johnston Muthama for UDA party aspirants from the Coast, ended prematurely after police hurled teargas canisters to disperse them.
In his defence, Muthama, who was forced to cut short his speech and drive off from the venue to avoid police arrest, expressed his disappointment over the use of force saying the attendants had observed social distance.
And once again on Saturday, armed police officers raided a meeting organized by former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, ending it unceremoniously after they lobbed teargas at the attendees.
This comes amid uproar from leaders across the political divide calling for the removal of Interior CS Fred Matiang’i who has in the recent past ruffled feathers after he was accused of frustrating other political factions.
Do you think there is bias in how police are enforcing these measures and should Matiang’I be held accountable for the chaos?
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Big Blow to Uhuru, Raila Over Plan to Postpone 2022 Polls
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This is after DP William Ruto through his close allies claimed that the two leaders have some evil plans to derail the will of the people of Kenya.