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Africa

Renewed Anti-Government Protests in Kenya Result in Fatality

According to Reuters, at least one person was killed as anti-government protests reignited across Kenya on Tuesday. Police clashed with demonstrators demanding President William Ruto's resignation. Despite Ruto withdrawing proposed tax hikes and dismissing most of his cabinet, youth-led protests have persisted. Activists are calling for systemic changes to tackle corruption and improve governance.

todayJuly 17, 2024 5

Africa

Kenya’s Lawmakers’ Opulent Lifestyles on Social Media Spark Public Outcry

Luxury cars, private helicopters, and stacks of cash: the extravagant lives of Kenya's lawmakers showcased on platforms like TikTok and X have intensified discontent among the country's tech-savvy youth, already angered by proposed tax hikes last month as per Reuters. Protests spanning weeks against these tax measures have increasingly highlighted the high salaries, perks, and conspicuous consumption of MPs in a nation where a large majority of the population is […]

todayJuly 15, 2024 6

Africa

Kenyans Gather for Concert in Nairobi to Honor Protest Victims

Hundreds of Kenyans attended a concert in the nation's capital, Nairobi, on Sunday, chanting slogans and dancing to remember more than three dozen people killed in recent anti-government protests according to a report by Reuters. The demonstrations, which began on June 18, sought to halt planned tax hikes and call for President William Ruto's resignation. Activist Boniface Mwangi, present at the event, expressed mixed emotions adding that the government is […]

todayJuly 8, 2024 6

Africa

Kenyan Activists Rethink Strategy Amid Violence in Anti-Government Protests

Activists leading Kenya's anti-government protests are re-evaluating their approach after Tuesday's demonstrations were disrupted by violence and looting, which they fear could undermine their efforts to push President William Ruto to resign as reported by Reuters. The activists attribute the violence to "goons" allegedly hired by politicians to discredit the protests or pursue personal agendas. Some activists have called on social media to cancel the next planned demonstration on Thursday.

todayJuly 4, 2024 6

Africa

Kenyan police used teargas on dozens of protesters in Nairobi

Kenyan police used teargas on dozens of protesters in Nairobi and blocked roads to the presidential palace on Thursday as nationwide demonstrations continued, despite the president's decision to withdraw a tax hike bill. Reuters reports that protesters in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, and other cities called for President William Ruto to resign. However, the turnout was lower compared to the peak of the mass rallies triggered by the tax measures over […]

todayJune 28, 2024 6

Africa

Demonstrators in Kenya prepare to resume protests

Protestors in Kenya are preparing to resume demonstrations despite President Ruto declining to sign the finance bill into law. They aim to 'occupy State House,' insisting only Ruto's resignation will satisfy them. Isabel Nakirya reports.   Analysts said that while the finance bill initially triggered the protests, they have now expanded to reflect broad dissatisfaction with the government. Protesters in Nairobi told Al Jazeera they are demanding the president's resignation. […]

todayJune 27, 2024 10

Africa

Kenya’s President Ruto Open to Dialogue with Anti-Tax Protesters

Kenya's President William Ruto has expressed willingness to engage in dialogue with thousands of young, peaceful anti-tax protesters following widespread demonstrations organized mainly through social media. Speaking at a church service in Nyahururu, Ruto acknowledged the youth-led nature of the protests and commended the demonstrators for their peaceful conduct, despite reports of fatalities during earlier protests in Nairobi. He pledged to foster national unity through constructive dialogue.

todayJune 24, 2024 5

Africa

Riot Police Disperse Protests in Nairobi Over Proposed Tax Hike

Riot police in Nairobi used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of demonstrators on Thursday during coordinated marches across Kenya protesting government plans to raise $2.7 billion in additional taxes- reports Reuters. Late into the protest, officers fired tear gas to disperse protesters marching near State House, the office and official residence of President William Ruto.

todayJune 21, 2024 11

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Kenya atokola oku ka tuma ova nambelewa vo polifi ko Haiti, mefimbo lixupi.

Oshilongo  Kenya osha shii vifa she li pya kudukwa oku tuma ova nambelewa vo polifi ko shilongo shi li moupyakadi wee ngudu do makuyunguto  Haiti, no nande sha li sha pewa elombwelo ko mangu shi teelele manga. Olopota ya pitifwa ko ikundaneki moshilongo osho oya popya kutya , oo eli omupresident wo shilongo sho ushilo wa Africa,  William Ruto onghela okwa ya ndja elombwelo kutya,  ova nambelewa vo polifi ota […]

todayJune 10, 2024 8

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