NPB Japhet Koome grants Jacaranda rally.  PHOTO | FILE

The NASA supporters have something to smile following the ban to attend the memorial service with Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi at Jacaranda ground has been lifted. The Nairobi Police boss lifted the Jacaranda memorial service ban but the Uhuru park rally ban is still intact and remains a no-go zone.

Nairobi County Commander Japheth Koome declared National Super Alliance’s (NASA) planned memorial service at Jacaranda grounds on Tuesday, November 28 illegal has revoked the earlier statement and lifted the ban on Jacaranda ground citing the necessary procedure has been followed.

Speaking to journalists on Saturday, November 25, Koome said that the police’s priority on Tuesday during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration will be to secure Nairobi city, insisting that the opposition coalition has not informed the police of the planned event.

“Information reaching us is that there is another meeting on Tuesday other than the President’s inauguration. The law is very clear if you were to hold a public gathering. You have to inform the police. Up to this morning, we have not been notified of any other meeting on Tuesday,” said Koome.

The Nairobi Police boss has said that statement he made earlier was correct as no letter or claim was filed to have secured the Uhuru park grounds.  The Jacaranda ground service will continue as they have followed the correct procedure.

NASA leader Raila Odinga on Friday indicated that the opposition will on Tuesday hold a major memorial service at Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi, Nairobi, to condole with the families of those killed by police in post-poll chaos.

According to the Edwin Sifuna, they have already notified the Police and wrote a letter to the area OCPD copied to the Nairobi Police boss and the memorial service permission has been granted.

The Uhuru park rally where it was allegedly Raila Odinga will be sworn in is still a red zone for NASA supporters and other people as well.

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