Today the Save Lamu Chairman, Abubakar Al-Amudy was called in for interrogation at the Lamu police station after Save Lamu submitted an application to hold a peaceful demonstration on the Lamu Port on Thursday March 1st.
Noting the concerns over the President’s security, Save Lamu had opted to hold the demonstration a day prior to the launching ceremony at Lamu town instead of the launch site. Despite this, the OCS warned that Mr. Al-Amudy would be held responsible if he opted to hold the demonstration despite their refusal of the permit. The OCS also claimed there was not enough notice given to them despite the letter being submitted over two days before the planned protest, thus giving an indication or simple intimidation tactics.
The group will be holding a meeting with other local leaders and civil society groups to plan the way forward despite not having a permit for the demonstration.