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Police are required to conduct riot drills ahead of the Supreme Court ruling on the presidential petition on Friday.
Commanders in specific parts of the country have also been ordered to recall juniors who are on leave or off duty.
“You are also instructed to continue with riot drill practices to ensure we can be ready for any eventuality,” read an internal memo sent to commanders.
The commanders were also instructed to ensure all police officers of all ranks remain at their respective work stations during in addition to also after the ruling.
The move can be aimed at containing any form of violence of which may erupt depending on the nature of ruling of which will be issued.
The fresh orders come as police in Nairobi continue to close parts of the streets near the Supreme Court.
City Hall way, Taifa Road in addition to also part of Wabera Street remained closed as the hearing of the petition inches closer to the Friday ruling.
Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the blockade, which was imposed on Saturday, can be aimed at ensuring judges have a conducive environment to make their decisions.
“We don’t want the groups to come in addition to also disrupt peace. Let them stay away in addition to also wait for the outcome,” he said.
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Police to Conduct Riot Drills Ahead of Supreme Court Ruling on Friday