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NAIROBI

Blow to NASA after government's latest move

Ian Obare

NASA supporters demonstrating recently against IEBC. [Photo/Nation]

The county government of Nairobi has reportedly closed Uhuru Park.

The venue has in the recent past been used by National Super Alliance (Nasa) leaders to address their supporters before marching to IEBC headquarters to air their grievances.

Shortly after acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i announced that no demonstrations will be allowed in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa CBDs, Mike Sonko's administration has said Uhuru Park will be closed until October 20.

A statement from the county says that the new restriction is a measure to facilitate military preparations for the upcoming Mashujaa Day celebrations. 

Nairobi County Secretary Leboo Ole Montintat said members of the public will not be allowed into the park until Friday next week.

"Celebrations will be held in Uhuru Park, a monumental ground of great historical importance for our country. Various preparations for the forthcoming celebrations have been going on over the last few weeks to accord the day highest standards possible," he told the Nation

Siaya senator James Orengo on Wednesday said the opposition will from next week Monday hold countrywide protests everyday against the IEBC.

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