Teargas, chaos as police face off demonstrators at Uhuru Park

Police fire at protestors

Police use teargas to disperse protestors

Police fired teargas to disperse anti-corruption protestors in Uhuru Park.

The authorities said that no demonstrators would be allowed to hold protests in the CBD.

Commanding Officer at Central Police Station Simon Kerich maintained there will be no marching outside Uhuru Park and asked the activists to “conduct all your affairs within the park” amidst chants.

Government slacking on graft

About 50 activists camped at the historic Freedom Corner ahead of the what they termed as a mega protest.

The activists, under the banner of “the Red Vest Movement” started by singing their anthem which condemned police brutality, corruption and other vices ailing Kenya.

Speaking to the press, the activists castigated the government for what they termed as a continued cosmetic fight against corruption.

A poster that had early been shared stated that the activists will be protesting against economic sabotage, excessive taxation and the planned 1.5 per cent housing levy.

Concerns raised

Other concerns raised by the activists were land grabbing and Huduma Namba which was termed as "colonial kipande system".

Kenya has been plunged with news of politicians and civil servants pocketing huge amounts of money from the public coffers.

The protests come at a time when the country is dealing with the fight against corruption which was declared by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Although institutions like the Office of the DPP, the EACC and the DCI have declared their support of the President's effort to fight the vice, the activists say that much is yet to be achieved.


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