Kenyan police accused of double standards after banning supporters from 'Raila's welcome party'

The NASA leader is expected to jet back from his US trip on Friday.

The Kenyan police has been accused of double standards moments after stating that Opposition-allied supporters would not be allowed to receive their leader Raila Odinga at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport(JKIA).

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnett on Wednesday warned NASA against mobilising supporters to march to JKIA to welcome Raila Odinga who is expected to jet back from his US trip on Friday.

The police boss insists that the airport is a protected area saying only bonafide travelers and all others with legitimate business at the airport will be allowed access.

“Those without a valid reasons to enter the facility will be hence denied entry. Therefore, those making plans for that day are advised accordingly,” he said in a statement.

NASA supporters have however written Mr. Boinnett off while accusing him of applying two sets of rules.

This being due to the fact that Jubilee supporters were allowed to receive President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014 when he arrived from attending a status conference hearing on his case at the ICC yet he has disallowed them from receiving their leader.

Mr.Kenyatta was received by a massive crowd that included traditional dancers who turned out to welcome him from the Hague.

Raila will be returning from the US on Friday in what NASA terms as a 'grand reception' where he'll later address a rally at Kamukunji grounds.

Here is what his supporters had to say on Mr.Boinnet's order:


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