[PHOTOS] Kenyans protest high cost of living on SabaSaba day

The placard-waving protesters called on the government to lower food and basic.

In Summary

• "Hakuna kura bila kula (There is no election without eating)," they shouted as they staged the protest outside Harambee House.

• Those mainly affected are maize and wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil, tissue paper, milk, groceries and bread.

Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenyans on Thursday converged in Nairobi's Central Business District to protest over rising cost of living that continues to push families on the edge.

The placard-waving protesters called on the government to lower food and basic commodity prices as a precondition for them to participate in the forthcoming general election.

"Hakuna kura bila kula (There is no election without eating)," they shouted as they staged the protest outside Harambee House.

The price of food and basic consumer goods has in recent months been on an upward trajectory with the cost of some basic items hitting unprecedented highs.

Those mainly affected are maize and wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil, tissue paper, milk, groceries and bread.

The protesters called for reduction of the price of 2kg maize flour to Sh70 from the current average price of Sh209 in major supermarkets.

Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Some youths sit in the middle of the road along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Some youths sit in the middle of the road along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
A man lie a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
A man lie a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
A woman holds a plate labeled the expected prices of household commodities during a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi on July 7, 2022 during the annual Saba Saba protest.
A woman holds a plate labeled the expected prices of household commodities during a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi on July 7, 2022 during the annual Saba Saba protest.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Kenyans participate in a protest outside the State Law office and department of Justice along Harambee Avenue Nairobi during the annual Saba Saba protest on July 7, 2022.
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI
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