Six people die and several injured during Azimio protest
Six people die and several injured during Azimio protest.
Six people have today lost their lives in protests held today by Azimio supporters.
Three people were shot dead in Kitengela town and one person was shot in Emali, two were killed in Mlolongo.
Police said that more than ten others sustained injuries and have been admitted to hospitals.
Transport was paralysed on the Mombasa Highway as anti-government protesters barricaded the road at Nairobi Expressway in Mlolongo, Machakos county.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered along the highway and barricaded it.
This caused heavy traffic along the road as operations along both the Expressway and the highway remained paralysed.
Motorists were caught inbetween as protesters engaged police in running battles.
The protesters lit fire on the highway and barricaded it using stones forcing the police to lob teargas to disperse them.
In Kisumu, police lobbed tear gas at protesters to disperse them but the protesters fought back.
Most businesses remained closed and some demonstrators were seen dressed in towels as they protested over the high cost of living.
They carried placards with initials written about inadequate food supply, unemployment and the Finance Act bill saying it is unfair for mwananchi what the government is doing.