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Raila heads to Jacaranda grounds for Nasa rally despite ban

Nasa leader Raila Odinga is headed to Jacaranda grounds, in Embakasi for a planned prayer rally despite a police ban on the event.

The convoy of Nasa leaders passing through Donholm Estate on November 28, 2017. PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO
The convoy of Nasa leaders passing through Donholm Estate on November 28, 2017. PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO

Mr Odinga met with Nasa legislators at Panari Hotel on Mombasa Road on Tuesday noon, as his rival President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were taking oaths of office for their second term at the Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.

PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO
PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO

He then left in a convoy of vehicles and is headed to to Jacaranda grounds.

Nairobi County Police Commander Japhet Koome had warned the opposition against holding the meeting.

Anti-riot police have already sealed off the grounds and have intermittently tear-gassed youths who attempted to access it.

MPs Simba Arati and Peter Kaluma waving to supporters. PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO
MPs Simba Arati and Peter Kaluma waving to supporters. PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO

The Jacaranda meeting is a culmination of a series of memorial services held in other parts of the country.

More to follow.