Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua
DP Rigathi Gachagua

Before the Azimio protests that would take place on April 3rd, deputy president Rigathi Gachagua issued a strong warning.

Addressing the crowd on Saturday at a Thanksgiving ceremony, he cautioned those reaping the benefits of the demonstrations not to endanger the public, and Monday would be their final opportunity to do so.

He said that Monday is the final day if they do so.

He stated, "I want to tell those young men that have been reaping the benefits of the aggression to steal property, to mug people to loot property Monday, is your final day to do so."

The DP has said once again that the protests aren't any longer nonviolent and have degenerated into post-election rioting.

At Malava, he stated, "The rules of this nation are unequivocal; this is no longer protests; this is post-election violence, mugging, theft, and robbery, which includes robbery with violence; those are offences."

"If they are concerned, they should read the criminal code. The repercussions are going to be exceedingly severe."

On Monday, Gachagua said that the administration would use its power to safeguard lives, provide wealth, and maintain the rule of law.

"I'm only trying to warn those young individuals that events won't go on as usual in the future. That is not going to happen, and not going to be possible. That is unethical, lacking in morality, and not tolerable, "he stated.

The statements made by Gachagua came only a few days after the head of the Azimio party, Raila Odinga, said that Monday would be the "mother of all demonstrations."

Raila led recent protests that called for a lower cost of living, more diversity in choosing the upcoming IEBC commissioners, and the release of data from computerised voting systems.

Raila has said that the protests will continue on Mondays and Thursdays of each week until the government responds to their requests.

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