April 15, 2024
More Than 300 Including Lawmaker Arrested After Kenya Protests
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More Than 300 Including Lawmaker Arrested After Kenya Protests

More than 300 people including an opposition lawmaker have been arrested following violent anti-government protests in major Kenyan cities that have left several people dead.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for civil disobedience and weekly nationwide demonstrations against President William Ruto’s government, recent tax hikes, and the rising cost of living.

Protesters clashed with police on Wednesday to protest new tax hikes that were imposed despite a court-ordered suspension. 

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Police were accused of a heavy-handed response and criticised for using tear gas against civilians, including at a school where dozens of children were hospitalised.

In a statement on Thursday, Kenya’s Interior Minister Kithure Kindiki said 312 people who were directly or indirectly involved in the protests had been arrested and would be charged, including a member of parliament identified him as Mavoko MP Patrick Makau.

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