Written by on July 17, 2023

A section of elected leaders in Migori County have called on the police to go slow on anti-government protesters.

Migori Woman Representative Fatuma Mohamed, who was speaking in Nyatike, said the police must respect the right of every citizen asserting that demonstrations are provided for in the Kenyan constitution.

The MP said the police officers who are using excessive force on protesters must know that the issues affecting Kenyans are also affecting them and their families.

Fatuma called on Migori residents to stand out and push the government to lower the cost of living during the planned Wednesday demonstration, asserting that the government threats are null.

Similar sentiments were echoed by Suna West Member of Parliament Peter Masara, who wants the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) to probe the police involved in the death of two teenagers in Migori County, who were shot dead during the recent demonstrations.

Masara said trigger happy police officers should be subjected to necessary legal action for killing innocent Kenyans who were out to express themselves in a manner provided for in the constitution.

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