Anti-riot officers historically
The news reaching our information desk this afternoon, Friday, March 17, is that numerous Azimio demonstrators have been arrested by anti-riot police after staging a rally against the country's high cost of living.
Trans-Nzoia sources indicate that officers were able to arrest a number of protestors as they dispersed the staged demonstrations by Azimo supporters in Kitale.
In videos that went viral on social media, policemen were shown manhandling suspected demonstrators before loading them into a police Landcruiser.
The arrest occurs just days after the region's governor stated that he is collaborating with the government and that Trans Nzoia will not participate in the Azimio marches that ODM leader Raila Odinga has been preaching.
A few days ago, Governor George Natembeya accompanied a delegation of county leaders to the State House, where he pledged to collaborate with President William Ruto.
He remarked that in order to serve the electorate, he needed to collaborate with the current administration.
Here is the link to the video.
On Monday, March 20th, Raila is slated to hold the much-anticipated demonstrations in Nairobi. He has been traveling across the nation to urge his supporters to hold a peaceful demonstration and force the government to comply with their requests.
Among the proposals he wants the government to examine are lowering the cost of living by cutting the costs of essential products such as unga and fuel and putting back subsidies that the president eliminated when he entered office.
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