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Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has warned Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga of on his ongoing nationwide rallies saying it is against the law.

Odinga has planned rallies across the country in order to mobilize supporters to reject President William Ruto’s win.

Raila has already held three rallies in Nairobi.

CS Kindiki stated that the government will not interfere with the opposition’s activities, provided that they do not disrupt businesses or break the law.

“I have no business with those who are doing demonstrations; actually, I don’t care, on one condition; that they keep law and order. The day they will try to break the law, to breach peace, to incite public disorder, that is the day the full weight of the Ministry of Interior will come on them,” warned Kindiki.

“They can do rallies, they can picket and demonstrate, so long as they don’t disrupt businesses and force people who are not aligned to them to listen to them by force… they can do their politics… that’s not my business.”

The government will not hesitate to prosecute any politician dealing in activities that pose a security to the country, he added.

“I have told all politicians, they are my friends and allies when they are helping me make Kenya a secure country. The moment they pose a threat to that aspiration they are my clients in another sense,” the CS said.

Odinga maintains that the polls were rigged in favor of the former deputy president after losing to Ruto in a tightly contested presidential race in August last year.

“We still maintain that Ruto got into State House by hijacking and subverting the will of the people. He must get out!” he told his latest rally on Sunday at the Kamukunji Gardens.

Raila has given conditions that President Ruto and all leaders in the government resign.

President Ruto and his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, have however dismissed Raila’s demands claiming that this is Azimio’s leader strategic plan to land him a place in the Kenya Kwanza government similar to his ‘handshake’ with retired president Uhuru Kenyatta on March 9, 2018.

Azimio coalition is set to tour Machakos on Friday, before heading to Busia on Sunday.

By Irene Mutu