Anti-riot police fired within the air and hurled tear fuel canisters on Friday to disperse NASA supporters who had been marching to JKIA to welcome their chief Raila Odinga.
The crowd, which had blocked Mombasa Road, engaged police in operating battles at Cabanas space.
The supporters had been chocked on the tear fuel crammed the air however some nonetheless waved placards and twigs and made enjoyable of the officers.
Security has been heightened in and outdoors the airport as opposition leaders stated they’ll not less than 1,000,000 folks to welcome the NASA chief again from the US.
IG Joseph Boinnet warned towards the march saying travellers’ security was the precedence.
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Police outdoors the JKIA in Nairobi as NASA supporters waited for NASA chief Raila Odinga to reach, November 17, 2017. /COURTESY
It isn’t clear at precisely what time Raila will land following his 10-day tour however studies within the morning indicated he had reached Africa.
Motorists utilizing the airport route complained of heavy visitors as police carried out thorough checks that slowed stream.
Kenyans on Twitter welcomed the NASA chief utilizing #RailaReturns.
“The man, the enigma, the people’s president, the patriot, father of the nation…father of democracy. Raila Odinga is on his way back home,” famous one ‘Hill Kip’.
Mbiti Mwondi was reminded of the Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and stated “indeed Raila is our saviour sent by God himself to deliver us from the devil in the UhuRuto government.”
After the repeat election on October 26, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati introduced that President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto would rule for an additional 5 years. The Supreme Court is at the moment listening to petitions towards Uhuru’s victory and can take a break to resolve whether or not the election must be cancelled.
Tear fuel is seen close to the JKIA in Nairobi as NASA supporters waited for NASA chief Raila Odinga to reach, November 17, 2017. /COURTESY
‘@mtemii_one’ stated the grand welcome can’t be missed.
“We missed. Police had no job…#BabaWhenYouWereInAmerica,” the individual wrote.
Monica Atieno welcomed the Opposition chief again and stated that whereas he was away, supporters had been arrested.
Other customers faulted police for “abnormal security” on the airport whereas others stated the service respects Raila.
“#RailaReturns but the Kenyan police service is a big joke. Whatever they are doing at JKIA is abnormal. How about going to Kapedo to stabilise the situation or doing anything useful for the country? This man Raila…so powerful,” stated Roset Nandaya.
Gatetua Nnduati stated: “I can not cease questioning whether or not even after blocking NASA supporters from accessing JKIA, the plan shall work. [The government] fears RAO (Raila Amollo Odinga).”
‘@ClichySweet’ stated: “The safety measures encrypted on the JKIA and its environs are marvellous. The folks’s president should be accorded respect.”
‘@Dalahow’ stated: “Security at JKIA akin to the arrival of Air Force One carrying POTUS.”
On Thursday, there was a confrontation on the airport between NASA leaders and the police. Journalists had been earlier denied entry to the airport for a press convention by the leaders.
Police blocked the primary gate and ordered them to reverse saying no politician can be allowed into the power.
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The Opposition chief stated he was blissful to return to the nation after briefing the US on the state of bungled elections. Raila defined to an American viewers why he led a boycott of the October 26 presidential election. He was to face President Uhuru Kenyatta for the second time however he pulled out citing lack of reforms at IEBC.
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[VIDEO] Tear fuel, gunshots as NASA supporters look ahead to Raila outdoors JKIA by: Elie Abi Younes published: