After going silent for over a week now, members of the now famous Nairobi Business Community have made a comeback.
Addressing a media briefing at Uhuru Park on Monday, some of members of the group were seen clad in military fatigue. Four of its members were seen dressed in full American military attire including patrol cap, jackets, combat boots and dark shades.
The group's leader, Wilfred Kamau, urged all Kenyans to turn out in large numbers and vote in Thursday's repeat presidential election. He said that the group was not opposed to anti-IEBC protests staged by opposition National Super Alliance so long as they were peaceful.
He said their only mission was to guard their businesses in the City Centre. “We are protecting our businesses and the future of our businesses. If the opposition people want to demonstrate, we don’t have any problem. We will only have issue if they destroy our businesses,” warned Mr Kamau.
Last week, a Jubilee women leadership group dubbed Jubilee Women Brigade also appeared in military gear including red berets as they drummed support for President Uhuru Kenyatta's reelection.
The National Police Act states that its illegal for civilians to use military uniform.
Section 101 of the Act states: “Impersonation of police officer or wearing police uniform, etc. (1) A person other than a police officer who, without the written authority of the Inspector-General— (a) puts on or assumes, either in whole or in part, the uniform, name, designation or description of a police officer, or a uniform, name or designation, resembling or intended to resemble the uniform, name or designation of a police officer.”