Police deployed in Nairobi CBD, teargas lobbed into the air as Nairobians Plan march to State House

File image of past protests in Nairobi

Security has been beefed up in Naiirobi Central Business District with heavy deployment of police officers.

This after a protest by workers and human rights defenders who were planning a march to State House in protest. 

Reports indicate that at least one activist has been arrested.

A video seen by Kenyaleo.co.ke showed teargas thrown near the National archives building.

The protestors vowed to match to State House to get the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta, whom they wanted to listen and address their plight.

Among the issues they want addressed are lifting of the partial lockdown and dusk to dawn curfew, provision of food for everyone, an immediate end to police killings and brutality and state repression.

They also want an assurance on access to free and quality healthcare, provision of clean water, decent housing, equitable access to jobs, free education, an immediate end to gender based violence and others.

On Social media, the hashtag “#PeoplesMarchToStateHouse” trended the better part of Friday, April 30, with activists demanding that their voices be heard.

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