The National Police Service (NPS) has asked Kenyans to avoid gathering at the Supreme Court on Monday and follow the proceedings from the comfort of their homes.
In a statement on Saturday, September 3, the acting Police Inspector General Noor Gabow said access to the Supreme Court will be limited.
Gabow said that roads leading to the Supreme Court will remain closed and traffic police will be deployed to direct traffic around the court premises.
"We wish to advice the general public to avoid gathering at the Supreme Court during the Ruling, or congregating in public gatherings, but follow the proceedings from the comfort of their homes. Access to the Supreme Court shall be limited to the public, and all roads leading to the court premises shall remain closed,” read part of Gabow’s statement.
He, however, asked Kenyans not to panic as the Supreme Court will give the verdict on the presidential petition maintaining that all necessary steps had been taken to ensure security around the country.
Gabow urged Kenyans to remain calm and peaceful further advising them no to move from their homes in fear of anticipation of chaos.
"As the National Police Service, we have taken all the necessary steps and measures to enhance security in all parts of the country, including all critical infrastructure. The public should not therefore panic and migrate from their homes or ordinary places of residence in fear and anticipation of chaos," Gabow stated.
The apex court on Monday will give verdict on a petition challenging the declaration of Deputy President William Ruto as President-elect.