Police on Tuesday allowed two Nyamira events cancelled last week and are set to be attended by Deputy President William Ruto.
In a letter, dated October 13, the DP will preside over the two fundraisers for Nyamira South Boda Boda Sacco and a Seventh Day Adventist Church in Miriri on Thursday, October 15.
The first meeting with the bodaboda riders will be held at Sironga Sports ground from 10am, a letter dated October 13 reads in part.
In a letter to West Mugirango MP Vincent Kemosi Mogaka, the he was instructed to ensure order is maintained throughout the event.
“Take NOTE that you will be in compliance with the advisory directives by National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) and in obeyance of the Public Order Act Chapter 56, and adherence to health protocols in regard to Covid-I9,” the police said.
“As the convener, you will work with the police officers to ensure that law and order is maintained. You will be held responsible for any acts of lawlessness and disorder that may arise.”
Church leaders are also expected to observe similar guidelines.
Ruto was forced to cancel the two events last week following chaotic events at Kebirigo High School where he was hosting a fundraiser for the bodaboda riders.
“After consultations with MPs Kemosi, Mose,Nyamoko, the bodaboda sacco and church leadership who had invited us, we have postponed the two functions in Nyamira County to Thursday next week,” the DP wrote on Twitter.
This was after Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua ordered the police to strictly enforce law to curb violence during political rallies.
Kinyua further directed that all public meetings be held in compliance with the Public Order Act, failure to which organizers will be heavily punished.
“All public meetings and public proceedings shall be held in strict compliance with Section 5 the Public Orders Act Cap 56 laws of Kenya.”
“A convener or any person intending to hold meeting shall notify the officer in a commanding station three days to but not 14 days before the procession. Must be present throughout the meeting and shall assist the police in maintain law and order.”
“At all times bind themselves to be peaceful and keep to the designated areas. Any person who wants to attend a meeting shall exercise civic duty and not be in possession of any weapon.” Kinyua said last week.