Senator to lead #Occupy Harambee Avenue protest
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale will on Tuesday lead the ‘Occupy Harambee Avenue’ demonstration meant to protest the killing of 28 Kenyans in Mandera by Al-Shabaab militants.
Harambee avenue is where the office of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are located.
Speaking to Nairobi News on Monday, activist Boniface Mwangi confirmed that the senator will be attending because he lost the largest number of constituents during the Mandera massacre.
“Senator Khalwale is coming in as a resident and leader of the county that had most victims in the latest terror attack,” said Mr Mwangi.
There will be no marching along Harambee Avenue according to Mr Mwangi because the intent of the protest is tell the President to do something about the security situation.
“We will meet at Harambee House at 10am and we will stay there demanding action from the top most office,” added Mwangi.
He said the protesters will camp at the office of the President till action is taken to ensure Kenyans are safe.
“We are tired of promises. All we are demanding for is action so we will not be presenting any petition to any leader,” said Mwangi.
President Kenyatta left the country on Friday evening for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for an official four day visit.
The ‘Occupy Harambee Avenue’ protest was planned after the Saturday morning attack in Mandera by Somalia islamists that left 28 people dead.
Kenyans and the opposition leaders have made calls for a massive reshuffle in the security docket.