Human Rights Activist Boniface Mwangi

Human Rights Activist Boniface Mwangi has given pointers to those planning to take part in the Azimio La Umoja planned Mass Action on Monday.

In a statement, via his social media platforms, Mwangi advised that anyone willing to take part in the protest should at least eat well before the demos begin.

He went on to point out that those partaking in the protest should carry water, and a sweater and avoid carrying valuables.

“Here is Team Courage's code of conduct for protests. We circulated this on December 2015 when we tried to march to the State House.

Pro tip:

  1. 1. Eat well before the protest
  2. Take a dump
  3. Carry a sweater and water
  4. If you're on medication, carry it
  5. Don't carry valuables.

PEACE!,” read the 5-pointers Mwangi shared on social media.

He went on to share a document drafted in 2015, which has 8 points guiding protesters on how they should operate when in the streets.

Human Rights Activist Boniface Mwangi's post

On Sunday, ODM leader Raila Odinga asked his supporters to converge at the Central Business District for their Monday demonstration.

Addressing a church function on Sunday, Raila said they will converge at the Nairobi Central Business District before the start of their mass protest.

"I'm calling on all Kenyans of goodwill to wake up very early in the morning and gather at the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD)," Raila said.

In an apparent response to a police ban that said the demo is illegal, Raila said that every Kenyan has a right to hold a demo as it is enshrined in the constitution.

"The mass action is your right, and there is no one who should by any means take that right from you," Raila said.

The statement by Raila comes after Nairobi Police commander Adamson Bungei declared the Monday protest illegal and not allowed.

Bungei said they received requests from two groups intending to hold protests on the same day and decided to grant none the permit to protest.

He said both Azimio la Umoja and Nairobi business community had written to them about their intention to hold a protest on Monday.

"We are in receipt of two requests that came late yesterday and today in the m morning. One was from Azimio la Umoja One Kenya and another from the Nairobi business community. The two groups intended to have peaceful demos. But for public safety none has been granted," he said.

Bungei said the two groups did not meet the threshold to be allowed to carry on with protest and warned of dire consequences for those who will break the law.

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