Chaos as police keep NASA supporters off JKIA

Nasa supporters, riots

There was drama on Friday morning as police stepped measures to prevent NASA supporters from accessing the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to receive opposition leader Raila Odinga.

GSU, Recce squad and plain clothes officers were deployed on Mombasa road and at the airport with reports of multiple road blocks being set up to screen cars.

City Cabanas roundabout was a no-go zone in the morning as demonstrators lit bonfires with police forced to use teargas to disperse the rowdy youth.

Anyone accessing the airport was being asked to produce proof of travel to be allowed in and others were being turned back.



Many travellers missed their flights because of the massive traffic jam and uncertainty.

Unconfirmed reports reaching Citizen Digital told of supporters who travelled to Kisumu on Thursday night and flew back as a way of accessing the airport.

However, there are many supporters who flew to Nairobi from different parts of the country to welcome Mr. Odinga.

The top politician is scheduled to arrive in the country Friday morning after a 10-day trip to the US, UK and Germany where he took his message of electoral reforms following what he terms as bungled elections.

NASA leaders called on their supporters to show in their “millions” to welcome Mr. Odinga.

Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet warned that JKIA is out of bounds for NASA supporters planning to receive Mr. Odinga.

On Thursday, some of the leaders were barred from accessing the airport by police.

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