Youths March To Raila’s Office With Shells Of Matatus Burnt During IEBC Demos


A swarm of about 1,000 people are marching to Raila Odinga’s office to dump the skeleton of two matatu buses torched during Monday’s anti-IEBC protests.

The youths, led by Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and other business owners, said they are heading to Cord leader’s Capitol Hill office in Nairobi to give him the ruined shell.

Others among the protesters demonstrating against cord leader Raila Odinga include matatus that ply the Huruma, Kariobangi and Kayole routes

The multitude of people say they intend to make a first stop at the Parliament to present a petition seeking compensation for property destroyed during the demonstrations.

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Kamanda said the crowd is made up of hundreds of people whose property or businesses were somewhat affected.

The Starehe MP had been advocating for key opposition leaders to be taken to court for destruction and looting of property during last Monday, May 16’s protests against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

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The MP said the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula must compensate business owners and other people whose property were looted by some of the protesters.

youths marrch to Raila Odinga's office

He said Raila Odinga’s supporters who took part in the protest indulged in looting sprees.

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Matatu owners association chairman Simon Kimutai on Tuesday vowed to mobilise youths to protect property during the Cord’s demonstrations.

Expressing his regret for the sad events, he said he wonders why they decided to destroy their property when they have not interfered with anyone.

Kimutai said:

“We are not violent. But we will protect our business. We are ready to face anyone who will get aggressive and attempt to destroy our business.”

They are currently driving the debris on a trailer.