Police in Kibra engages protesters in dialogue, urges them to avoid chaos

"I don't have a problem with you but if you throw stones I shall be forced to protect myself."

In Summary
  • Those arrested were flushed out of their hideouts as police mounted a search for the youth after overpowering them.
  • Attempts by police to lobbed tear gas canisters and used water cannons in a bid to disperse the protesters who kept on regrouping.

A police officer was on Monday seen engaging protesters in a dialogue in  Kibra urging them to avoid chaos.

Police officer engages protesters in Kibera to avoid chaos during Monday protests.
Police officer engages protesters in Kibera to avoid chaos during Monday protests.
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A police officer was on Monday seen engaging protesters in a dialogue in  Kibra.

The police was telling protesters that he needs them to gather at the DC grounds because he wants to talk to them.

He said that due to protests businesses have been paralysed and school-going children are unable to access schools.

"Let me ask you one thing if President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga decide to go for a handshake tomorrow what will you have gained after protesting and throwing stones?" The unidentified police said.

"I don't have a problem with you, if you throw stones at me, I shall be forced to protect myself and end up hurting you. I will go to jail to save my life. Talk to your people."

This was after several protesters were injured and others arrested in the ongoing demonstrations in Kibra.

This happened even as anti-riot police continue to engage the protestors in running battles.

"No Raila, no peace, Ruto must go...bado mapambano," they chanted while they made attempts to advance to the main highway.

Kibra is one of Raila's key support bases in the city.

Those arrested were flushed out of their hideouts as police mounted a search for the youth after overpowering them.

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