Thursday, February 22, 2024

Security heightened in major cities as protests kick off

Police are on high alert on Wednesday morning securing key cities in the county including Mombasa and Nairobi CBD’s ahead of planned protests.

In Nairobi, security was heightened in CBD even though businesses remained shut with traders remaining vigilant over any planned chaos.

The usual morning traffic snarl-up in Nairobi was missing on Wednesday as very few vehicles were on the road.

In Mombasa, police were forced to lobby teargas to disperse protesters who were chanting and demanding action from the government due to the high cost of living in the country.

Kisumu was not left behind as a group of youth turned the busy bus park into a playing field as the police watched. A bonfire had been lit along the Kondole road as matatus remained clear of their daily activities.

Business has also brought to a stand still in Kisii town as youths in the area blocked the road and lit tyres in the wake of the protests.

PSV operators in Nyeri were absent on Wednesday morning joining other Kenyans to protest the high cost of fuel in the country.

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