A day after tear gas allegedly disrupted Raila Odinga's rally in Kiambu, police reportedly arrested over 50 Azimio-associated members in Nairobi.
According to accounts, police arrested student leaders linked with the Movement for Defense of Democracy group as they addressed a press conference at Nairobi's Chester House.
possible depiction of 15 individuals, including seated, standing, and shoed figures.
The officers did not immediately reveal the reasons for their arrests.
Photos from the incident depicted the youths being put into a police car and transported to what is believed to be a police station. This is notwithstanding Martha Karua's request for police officers to refrain from harassing and arresting policemen during the mass action on Monday.
Karua stated that they are demonstrating to ensure that police personnel, who are also suffering due to the economy, live better lives. The leaders of the grassroots organization Azimio in Nairobi will host a meeting on Sunday to finalize preparations for a major demonstration on Monday.
The event was called for by the head of the opposition, Raila Odinga. The gathering will take place at an unannounced location and will feature Nairobi's members of parliament, county assembly members, youth leaders, and women's leaders.
Seven ODM legislators asked Kenyans to abstain from Monday's demonstration, stating that the nation's economic issues cannot be resolved through political confrontation. On Friday, the legislators organized a news conference to make their remarks.
Jubilee Party has informed its employees to observe Monday, March 20 as a holiday.
"In your own capacity, I urge you to attend the people's big march on that date," said Sec Gen Jeremiah Kioni.
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