•In Mathare, the anti-riot police engaged youths in running battles on Monday as anti-government protests escalated.
•Inspector General of police Japhet Koome on Sunday banned the planned countrywide protests by the Azimio la Umoja Coalition.
It's a wait-and-see situation as the Raila Odinga -led coalition snakes its way through Kawangware.
It is not known whether the Raila-led convoy will attempt to enter the Central Business District, State House, Kibra, or Mathare constituencies.
In the CBD, business premises were closed in the early morning as Heavy police presence was witnessed in major streets.
However, as the day went by, some businesses opened with normalcy slightly returning.
In Mathare, the anti-riot police engaged youths in running battles on Monday as anti-government protests escalated.
Heavy to small stones were placed along the road by youths in an attempt to block the police.
The youths threw stones at the police, who were standing at a distance.
Police who were armed threw teargas in an attempt to disperse and chase away the youths.
This was in the repetitive mode for most of the morning hours.
More anti-riot police have been deployed in Mathare, Nairobi after protesters barricaded a section of Juja road near the Moi Airbase camp.
In Kibra, the situation is the same as a section of rowdy youths has taken advantage of the anti-government Azimio protests to rob Kenyans.
In a picture seen by the Star, a journalist covering the protest was robbed by knife-wielding gangs.
Some of the scribes lost their valuables to the gang while vehicles were left damaged and windscreens destroyed.
Kibra has been rocked with chaotic scenes as Azimio's second demos took place.
In Kibra, tires were lit across the road.
Police were forced to lob teargas canisters to disperse the protesting youths.
Protesters thronged other parts of the country in preparation for nationwide protests.
Last week, Raila had vowed to storm CBD which was however blocked by police.
The Opposition chief resulted to head to Mathare via Juja Road and addressed his supporters from there.
Last week, Raila announced he will be holding its dawn-to-dusk protests in Nairobi and other parts of the country on Monday, March 27, at a time when President William Ruto will be in Berlin, Germany.
Inspector General of police Japhet Koome on Sunday banned the planned countrywide protests by the Azimio la Umoja Coalition.
The IG said that no one will be allowed to hold demonstrations this week.