Kenyans to protest against corrupt South Sudanese politicians on Thursday

Kenyan demonstrators march towards the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Nairobi, Kenya, June 6 2015 (Photo credit: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

October 10th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Kenyan citizens are expected to stage peaceful demonstrations in the capital, Nairobi, on Thursday to protest against accumulated wealth stashed in Kenya by corrupt South Sudanese political and military elites, at the expense of their people.

In a letter addressed to Kenya’s National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) Inspector General, National Police Service, the organizers called on all Kenyans and well-wishers to come out and demonstrate as a gesture of solidarity for the citizens of South Sudan.

“We would like to notify you that at 11am on 11Th October 2018, we have Invited all Kenyans to proceed on a peaceful march as free citizens of this great nation to office of for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to protest the looting of South Sudan with the help of Kenyan banks,” said the organizers wrote in a letter seen by the Nyamilepedia.

According to the statement issued by Team Courage, the aim of the demonstrations is a wake up call  from the concerned citizens of Kenya, who are requesting their Government to cut off illicit financial flows of South Sudan’s oil proceeds plundered by political and military elites in the country.

“The protest is to request the Kenya government to freeze assets of South Sudanese leaders involved in the conflict and to sanction Kenyan banks facilitating the looting of funds,” the letter added.

As the protests unfold on Thursday, the Kenyan citizens will be matching to towards the office of Foreign Affairs Cabinet Sectretary to deliver a petition letter to Monica James before they proceed to Kenya’s  National Parliament.

“We shall deliver a petition to MOF Cabinet secretary Monica Juma’s office and Kenya’s Parliament. The march is non-political, non-partisan and we shall have marshal within the marchers to ensure everyone respects the law,” the letter parly read.

The demonstrations organized under the auspices of an Award-winning Kenyan photojournalist and human rights activist, Mr Boniface Mwangi, will be held at Freedom Comer before they stop at Harambee Avenue.

“We shall assemble at Freedom comer, 9am, 11th October and proceed via Kenyatta Avenue, Moi Avenue and then Harambee Avenue. We expect your officers to respect Article 37 of the Constitution of Kenya: Article 37 Assembly, demonstration, picketing and petition,” added the letter.

“The statement urged the Kenya’s security forces to respect and adhere to the Constitution and respect freedom of assembly, and association. Every person has the right peaceably and unarmed, to assemble, to demonstrate, to picket, and to present petitions to public authorities.” the letter further said.

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