Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja revoked a directive issued on Monday to county officers, also referred to as "kanjos," which gave them the authority to detain Kenyan citizens who document them while conducting business in the county. 

Sakaja explained that Kenyans have the right to record the officers as long as they don't prevent them from carrying out their duties during a Nairobi County Assembly meeting on Thursday. Sakaja also highlighted instances where civilians have prevented "kanjos" from carrying out their tasks.

'To be unequivocal, there is no issue in recording officers as they perform their duties; in fact, it enhances accountability. You can even shoot a movie if you wish,' Sakaja clarified, emphasizing the importance of transparency and accountability in governance.

"What we will not accept is obstructing them or inciting the public to turn against them as they perform their duties. We have had unfortunate incidents where some of our officers have been attacked in their line of duty. This is unacceptable and we will not tolerate this. We must let our enforcement officers do their work."

Sakaja then strongly warned Nairobi people who interfere with "kanjos" while performing their duties, stressing that such acts are illegal in Kenya. 

"The people of Nairobi affirmed their desire for a city of order and order will be maintained," he stated. 

In addition, he asked Assembly members to stand with "kanjos" and ensure they are held accountable for their deeds.

"Honorable members I really expect your support in protecting our officers but ensuring that they also have accountability for the work that they do and that they treat the people of Nairobi with dignity. This is an affirmation we have made and intend to keep," said Sakaja.