Chaotic scenes as protesters and police clash in Nakuru town


Chaotic scenes as protesters and police clash in Nakuru town
Protesters lining up the streets in Nakuru Town protestting the local government's decision to evict matatus from the Central Business District. Photo|Robert Maina

Business was disrupted in Nakuru town on Monday after Matatu owners who were protesting their eviction from Business District clashed with anti-riot police officers.

Transport was affected and businesses closed as protesters engaged police in running battles.

Videos shared online show protesters screaming while vowing to block any attempts to kick them out of the business-rich CBD.

A section of protesters also broke into an anti-Nakuru Governor song saying “Lee must go”.

Police officers lobbed teargas at protesters who were in turn pelting them with stones. One police landcruiser’s windshield was broken during the scuffle

Several protesters who spoke to Inooro TV said the protests will go on until they get audience with their Governor.

“We have tried having talks with our governor so far to no avail, he just sends police to harass us when we protest,” James Mbugua, a salon owner in the town said.

 

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