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LIVE BLOG: Raila cancels Kamukunji rally

Kenyans living in different towns grappled with protests by Azimio la Umoja supporters, matatu drivers and taxi services.

A collage of Raila Odinga, a matatu and taxi

In this live blog, we'll keep you updated on the minute by minute events on all the protests happening.

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8:00

Matatu Owners Association cancel planned protests but many operators keep off the roads

8:05

Nairobi and other places considered to be Azimio strongholds have their security stepped up.

8:30

Kisumu residents begin burning tyres and blocking roads using stones

8:50

Police in Migori town engage protestors with an aim to disperse them

8:50

Matatus operators in Nyeri keep off main terminus despite strike being called off

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9:15

Motorists note less traffic along Thika Superhighway. Commuters experience matatu shortage

9:30

Protestors in Kisumu turn main bus terminus into a football playground

9:45

Business in Kibera remains relatively calm

10:00

Streets in Kisumu remain clear save for boda boda riders with very few passengers to ferry.

10:30

Police take down tents, sound system and lock the gate to the field that was to host protestors in Wote, Makueni

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11:13

Business at a standstill in Nyamira as protesters barricade roads and engage police in cat-mouse chase

11:16

Police officers patrol along the Kisii-Migori highway, remove stones thrown on the road during anti-government protests

Police officers patrol along the Kisii-Migori highway, remove stones thrown on the road during anti-government protests
Police officers patrol along the Kisii-Migori highway, remove stones thrown on the road during anti-government protests
11:24

Police water-cannon truck puts off fire lit by protestors at the Kisii bus station.

11:25

Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi CBD is deserted

Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi CBD is deserted
Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi CBD is deserted
Striking matatu operators engage in a football game at the Nanyuki main stage
11:31

Protesters pull down the barrier to Expressway near Mlolongo, Nairobi

11:34

Police lob teargas at protesters who had barricaded the Mombasa-Nairobi highway at Emali Township.

11:40

Protestors engage police in running battles in Mathare, Nairobi

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12:28

Toll services suspended, traffic disrupted and motorists stranded at Mlolongo Expressway exit after rowdy youths vandalise fences

12:51

Protesters set ablaze a police car in Emali on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway

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13:14

Standard media group, Photo Journalist Collins Oduor, attacked by Police officers while covering the protests in Kisumu

Azimio la Umoja ⁦leaders Martha Karua, ⁦Jeremiah Kioni⁩ and Peter Munya board boda boda motorcycles after they were barred by police from entering a hotel in Meru
13:48

Azimio media briefing at Jaramogi Odinga Oginga Foundation before procession to Kamukunji.

14:15

KEPSA estimates Kenya economy is losing Sh3bn a day due to anti-government protests; warns country cannot afford the prevailing political activities.

Raila Odinga addresses a media briefing
14:15

Raila Odinga cancels Kamukunji rally slated for Wednesday, July 12. He said that Azimio had intelligence reports of planned disruption.

14:15

"Late last night, we received intelligence of a plan by Kenya Kwanza to ferry armed goons who would attack our rally in Kamukunji. These goons had express orders to shoot directly at the crowd while enjoying police protection," Raila stated.

Anti-riot police take cover after protesters overpowered them in Wote, Makueni
15:15

Busia residents opposed to anti-govt protests pelt Azimio leaders with stones

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16:20

Uncollected IDs, govt documents destroyed as protesters torch offices of Kitengela assistant deputy commissioner and local chief.

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