Things are thick on Thika Road. Most leaders didn't think people would come out to demonstrate on this rainy morning.


Police have dispersed youth from Mathare who had blocked the Thika Road service lane and were attacking motorists. Police dispersed the youth who had blocked traffic and attacked motorists on Thika Road.


"The acts of lawlessness reported along Thika Road are equal to economic sabotage. Acts of hooliganism, violence, and intimidation are signatures of the Azimio-OKA, Tinga, and Uhuru demos. If need be, the police should cancel the Maandamos and deal ruthlessly with lawbreakers, including arresting organisers," says Senator Cherargei.


Maandamano along Thika Road

SABA SABA demos begin. Raila will launch anti-government protests at Kamukunji grounds and then lead a march to the Nairobi CBD later. Azimio says rallies should be nationwide.


Sources say Raila will not lead the demonstrations in the Nairobi CBD as expected.


Yesterday, leaders of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya alliance claimed that everything is ready for the nationwide Saba Saba protests that are slated for this Friday.

Speaking to the media at Nairobi's Kamukunji Grounds, where Raila Odinga, the leader of the opposition, would address the major gathering, the Azimio leaders asked their followers to arrive in huge numbers as early as 4.30 a.m.

"Everyone understands that Saba Saba is a historical day. So, with Raila Odinga as our leader, we will start writing a new chapter in history from this location tomorrow.


"We encourage Kenyans of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds to start getting here as early as 4.30 a.m. We will have a very calm gathering, according to Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok.

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