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Police lobby teargas to disperse anti-SGR protesters

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Police officers were forced to lobby teargas in the air to disperse an anti-SGR demonstration in Mombasa.

The Monday incident was in disapproval of the government order to transport goods from the port of Mombasa via the SGR.

Several of the protesters are reported to have been arrested during the incident and are currently being held at Central Police Station.

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HAKI Africa, a human rights group condemned the use of teargas saying the crowd was demonstrating against an ‘unlawful’ SGR.

“Tear Gassed Again While Exercising our Constitutional Right to Protest HAKI Africa today condemns police officers throwing teargas to dispatch the hundreds of crowds that were protesting against the unlawful SGR monopolisation and economic oppression.”

This is not the first time such demonstrations are held in Mombasa since the introduction of the directive by the government.

According to businessmen and employees, it has never been business as usual since the order took effect.

Unemployment is now very high even though the cost of using trailers is very cheap compared to the SGR.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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