NASA Demonstrations: One Person Shot, Three Injured By Police In Nairobi

Police have shot one person and injured three others during the NASA demonstrations in Nairobi on Monday.

It is reported that the incident began on Kenyatta Avenue after the police were said to have shot one protester after he allegedly tried to steal an undisclosed item from their van.

Following the shooting, a huge number of protesters charged the officers and the vehicle to question the incident. The driver of the police van tried to speed off at this point, leading to him running over three people.

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Protesters had turned out in large numbers early on Monday at Central Park before marching to IEBC offices at Anniversary Towers.

Outside Anniversary Towers, police maintained law and order and did not interfere with the NASA demonstrations which was led by Siaya Senator James Orengo, Vihiga Senator George Khaniri and Homa Bay and Nairobi Woman Rep Gladys Wanga and Esther Passaris.

Mr. Orengo, while addressing NASA supporters, maintained that the opposition would not back down on their irreducible minimums, referring to the reforms they want to be effected.

“We will only participate in an election where we know the outcome will be free and fair,” he said. “President Kenyatta should know that we are ready to face him but not with Chiloba in office.”

Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama echoed the same thoughts when he spoke.

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In Kisumu, meanwhile, protesters took to the streets early on Monday morning, paralyzing transport services as businesses closed in some parts of the lake-side town out of fear of looting.

NASA Demonstrations

Protesters were reported chanting anti-IEBC slogans as they burned tires and barricaded the roads with rocks.

The demonstrations in that town were led by Kisumu Woman Rep Rosa Buyu and MPs James Nyikal (Seme), Onyango Koyoo (Muhoroni) and Aduma Owuor (Nyakach) and several other MCAs.

Anti-riot police officers are reported to have begun patrolling the town to quell possible violence from the protesters.