“The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission headquarters in Nairobi is at this moment under tight security with officers from the General Service Unit and regular Police manning Anniversary Towers to ward off threats by the opposition CORD’s coalition to storm the offices to eject IEBC commissioners from office. Police under the command of Nairobi County Commander Japheth Koome have however vowed to stop the protest warning those bent on causing disruption in the city that they will be dealt with accordingly. CORD leaders had over the weekend threatened to lead their supporters to IEBC offices after the commission rejected signatures submitted for the Okoa Kenya referendum push” (K24TV, 2016).
“NO ROOM FOR PROTESTING: Following the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) threat to forcefully evict electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from the office, heavy security guard of more than 50 police has been deployed at the IEBC offices at Anniversary Towers in Nairobi ahead to see to it the protest is curbed. Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome who was addressing the press outside IEBC offices Monday morning warned that police officers are under instructions to deal with anyone who attempts to cause chaos and disturb the peace during the march” (Kenyatta University Television – KUTV, 206).