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Kenya's Opposition Leader Calls for Protests

Voice of America
27 Mar 2023, 20:05 GMT+10

Nairobi and other Kenyan cities are bracing Monday for a fresh round of anti-government protests about the high cost of living under President William Ruto's government.

Police banned the demonstrations Sunday, but Odinga encouraged Kenyans to attend the protests anyway.

One person was killed in the protests last Monday in Nairobi, the capital, and dozens of police were injured in confrontations with the demonstrators.

FILE - Police officers walk towards protesters during a mass rally called by the opposition leader Raila Odinga in Kibera, Nairobi on March 20, 2023. FILE - Police officers walk towards protesters during a mass rally called by the opposition leader Raila Odinga in Kibera, Nairobi on March 20, 2023.

Kenyan Police Defend Response to Cost-of-Living Protests

Kenya Railways issued a statement Sunday saying, "that due to unavoidable circumstances, commuter train services scheduled for tomorrow . . . have been suspended."

Odinga has urged Kenyans to take to the streets every Monday and Thursday to protest.

Some information for this story came from Agence France-Presse and Reuters.

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