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LIVE BLOG: Raila announces end of Wednesday Maandamano, protests to resume on Thursday

Welcome to our live blog coverage the #Maandamano protests and the launching of the Sufuria Movement on June 19.

A collage of President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga

The Maandamano has been called by the opposition, to protest against the high cost of living.

During the past protests, hundreds of traders have borne the brunt of property destruction, looting and losses occasioned by closed businesses.

This live blog will provide real-time updates, insights, and on-the-ground perspectives as the events unfold throughout the day.

Stay tuned as we closely follow the demonstrations and provide you with comprehensive coverage.

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Azimio leaders are expected to unveil the Sufuria Movement in Nairobi while President William Ruto is expected to visit Narok East on a development tour.

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08:03

Calm noted in many parts of the country with police presence of police in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii

08:08

Despite the closure of day schools in the county, students at Maweni School in Mombasa report to school as usual.

08:19

Traffic unusually low on Thika Super Highway

08:41

Little activity in Nairobi CBD

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08:17

Bonfires lit on various roads in Kisumu

08:52

Nairobi women leaders including Nairobi Lady MCAs, condemn the planned 3 days Maanadamano

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Deserted streets in the town of Kisumu as people kept off during protests
09:36

Roadblocks have been erected on roads leading to State House, Nairobi. Police officers are only allowing entry to authorised people.

10:35

Two individuals hospitalized at Oruba Nursing Home in Suna West, Migori County after being injured using rubber bullets

10:41

Foreign CS Alfred Mutua to hold a press conference at 1 pm  at the Foreign & Diaspora Affairs headquarters on Harambee avenue on the impact of Maandamano on Kenya's foreign relations

11:33

Kisumu Central MP Joshua Oron (in orange cap) leads a host of MCAs in a peaceful march on the streets of Kisumu during anti-government protests.

11:15

Police water cannons deployed to disperse protesters in Woodely, Kibra

11:45

Kibra's Joseph Kang'ethe grounds where Azimio is expected to hold protest rally remain empty

12:22

Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga and Kilifi Speaker Teddy Mwambire Arrested in Mtwapa

11:56

Whereabouts of Raila Odinga's body guard Maurice Ogeta and spokesperson Dennis Onyango unknown after Azimio claims their were picked up by security officers

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12:27

Private security guards take over the manning of Mama Ngina's home after her security detail was withdrawn.

12:31

Africa Uncensored journalist Calvin Rock arrested while he was taking photos of the protests at Jacaranda.

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13:28

Three protesters suffer bullet injuries, rushed to Nakuru Level Five Hospital,

14:47

Anti-riot police engage rioting youths on the Mlolongo Town link road, Machakos County

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14:52

Azimio Lawyers led by Danstun Omari to file and Habeas Corpus application in court over the whereabouts of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and Raila Odinga's Private Security Maurice Ogeta.

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15:24

 Raila Odinga asks his supporters to end anti-government protests at 5pm and resume Thursday morning; terms day one a success.

16:00

Residents of Egesa in Kisii 'cook' stones to express economic hardship

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