This decision comes after a multi-agency committee was formed to address the concerns raised by the drivers’ unions.
Cabinet Secretary Murkomen confirmed the suspension, emphasizing the need for further examination before implementing any changes that could impact the industry.
However, the upcoming demonstrations have sparked concerns regarding public safety and security.
Inspector General Japhet Koome of the National Police Service issued a statement, expressing the police’s responsibility to maintain law and order.
“While the Constitution guarantees the right to assembly, picketing, and petitioning, recent protests have resulted in extensive property damage and loss of life,” stated IG Koome.
“In the absence of prior notification and coordination with the police, we are left with no choice but to take necessary measures to disperse any illegal demonstrations.”
The National Police Service clarified that no demonstrations, gatherings, or protests would be allowed without proper notification.
They emphasized their commitment to upholding the Constitution and protecting the rights of citizens while maintaining public safety.
The Azimio movement and other protest organizers have not provided formal notifications to any police station, leading the authorities to conclude that the planned demonstrations are in violation of legal requirements.
Consequently, the police will utilize all lawful means to disperse any gatherings that occur without proper authorization.
Nevertheless, the National Police Service expressed its appreciation for the dedication of its officers and pledged to support them in their duty to protect the public and uphold the rule of law.