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VIDEO: Angry Kasarani residents march to police station carrying body of protester killed in bloody demos

Kasarani residents have for the last 3 days been protesting the poor state of roads in the Jubilee stronghold.

Residents have entirely put the blame on area Member of Parliament Mercy Gakuya, whom they say is hardly ever visits her constituency as she is always busy on trips abroad.

On Wednesday, tension escalated after a convoy of heavy crowd-control machinery was seen making way into the area following word of a third consecutive demo.

Police would soon engage them in running battles as they fired both teargas canisters and live ammunition. In the process, a young boy whose age is yet to be verified, lost his life. He joined the list of three others who have reportedly died since the demos began.

This evening, angry residents marched to Mwiki Police Station carrying his lifeless body to demand for answers over his killing.

They, once again, responded by firing teargas to disperse the crowd.

Some thugs in the area took advantage of the commotion and went into full swing; breaking into homes and shops, making away with valuable items and injuring some civilians in the process.

Those who organized the demo, however, quickly came out to squash reports saying protesters were behind the looting, making it clear that they had issued a notice warning to those attending, urging them to maintain peace and calm during the exercise.

Majority of those asked for comment condemned MP Mercy Gakuya for having allowed the law enforcement officers to brutalize them, saying she should have intervened and listen to her people instead.

Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s handshake has also not not been received very well in the area, with some saying it is founded on the same selfish ideologies the two leaders’ fathers founded the nation under.

Githeri media has been criticised for blatantly ignoring the demos that could hit day 4 tomorrow; some viewing the situation as a perfect example of how low the standards of our local press have fallen as meaningless political talk continues to dominate prime time segments.

As they scampered for safety to avoid the wrath of teargas the constituents couldn’t believe that the same administration they defended with their lives was back to end theirs.

This is how other netizens reacted to the story.



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