5 Police Officers, Journalist, Protestor Injured During Demos in Kericho Over Tea Plucking Machines
Youths in Kericho took to the streets on Monday to protest over what they termed as joblessness as the companies in the tea farms are starting to use tea plucking machines and pushing them out of work. Picture courtesy. Image of tea plucking machines on fire. The angry youths engaged police in running battles for the better part of the day as per the reports that we have with us from the scenes along the busy Kericho-Nakuru Highway.
"Are This The Same Police Who Handle Our Maandamano?" ODM SG Raises This Concerns Over This
The Kenya Kwanza government under the leadership of president William Ruto and his Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua is really doing wonders. The rogue activities that took place in Kericho under the watch of law enforcers has raised serious concerns. According to ODM Party SG, "What is going on in Kericho and Bomet Counties is very interesting, especially from the perspective of law enforcement.
NEWS JUST IN: Protests Along Kericho-Nakuru Highway, as Residents Torch Tea Plucking Machines
Incidents of protests in the country have been on the rise in the recent past with the government urging Kenyans to abstain from this vice. Picture courtesy. Image used for illustration from a recent protest. This is because millions of shillings worth of property has been destroyed and many lives lost as a result of this protests across the country since the start of the year.
Tear Gas And Running Battles Between The Police And Kericho Residents After This Happened
The Kericho-Nakuru highway, Brook trading center is currently impassable after hundreds of protesters stormed the road litting bonfires, burning tea plucking machines and engaging the police in cut and mouse games amid teargas. According to sources, the residents want the removal of tea plucking machines in tea estates.
"Are This The Same Police Who Handle Our Maandamano?" ODM SG Raises This Concerns Over This
"The situation in Kericho and Bomet Counties is very intriguing, particularly from a law enforcement standpoint. Are these the same police officers who deal with our Maandamano? The respectful stillness of "private property" defenders during public demonstrations is also noted. Others, meanwhile, stated, Hold on a minute.
Tension High in Kericho as Violent Youth Return to The Streets
Days after Kericho leaders met to solve the stalemate affecting tea multinationals and locals hoping to bring to an end the disastrous protest against the tea harvesting machines, locals, especially at Brooke Center in Kericho seem to have defied the talks and returned to the streets. Thursday evening many were injured after they engaged in running battles with the police deployed to restore calm after several unruly youths blocked the Nakuru-Kericho highway.
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Migori is the second most viable urban center in Luo Nyanza after Kisumu city. However, it is the third largest town in former Nyanza province after Kisumu and Kisii. Luo Nyanza is a region in western Kenya that is predominantly inhabited by the Luo people. While Kisumu and Kisii are the largest and most well-known urban centers in the region, there are a few other towns and cities that may also be worth considering:
Teargas Fills The Air as Protests Rocks in Kericho, Traffic Paralysed, Reason For The Demos Emerge
We have received word that new protests have broken out in the Rift Valley area as of Thursday evening, May 25. According to local reports, protests and violence have broken out at Brooke Center in Kericho County, close to the city of Kericho. It is said that a reported fatality is the impetus for the demonstrations.
BREAKING: Protest Rocks Kericho County as Police are Forced to Lob Teargas
Traffic was today paralysed on the Kericho-Nakuru highway at Brooke trading centre as police battle locals who torched 3 tea plucking machines. Today residents of Brooke trading center in Kericho County paralyzed operations in the area after they staged massive protest and engaged the police in running battles. The police officers were to lob teargas to disburse the charged and irate residents.
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From left Dj Mike, the late DJ Ken Ayieko Singh (centre) and DJ Kim of Omega One Sounds. The photo was taken in December 1995 during one of their performances in Bondo town. DJ Ken ( Kennedy Ayoo Ayieko) was Born on 19th September 1969.
News Just In; A Lorry Full Of Packed Milk Involved In Fatal Accident, Locals Scrambling For Milk
Accidents on highways have been on the rise in the recent past with the government uncertain what to do to mitigate this scourge that has plagued our nation. Accidents are allegedly caused by non-compliance with the highway code and the unconscious of some drivers on the roads according to reports from the National Transport and Safety Authority, NTSA.
Numbers of Police Officers, Journalists Who Were Injured as Kericho Residents Torched Tea Plucking
Kenyans have been told the number of police officers and Journalists who were injured as Kericho residents torched tea plucking machines. Operations were paralysed at Broke trading centre in the outskirts of Kericho town after irate residents took to the streets protesting over what they termed aa skewed employment by multinationals.
Transport Paralyzed, Police Forced To Act After Demos Along Kericho-Nakuru Highway
It is true that the cases of traffic situation s along various highways has been a key topic of discussion in most parts of the country.Today from the latest update, transport has been paralyzed along Kericho-Nakuru Highway after police officers launched battling locals who touched three tea plucking machines.
Tea plucking machines set ablaze in Kericho
Protesters in Kericho on Monday, May 22 enegaged the police in running battles when the blocked the busy Kericho-Nakuru road paralysing operations in Brooke centre in the outskirts of Kericho town.The residents werr protesting the use of the tea plucking machines in the tea estates which they claim to have led to massive lay offs in the tea estates.The irate protesters lit bonfires around Brookside area paralysing transport in the busy Kericho-Nakuru highway before the where dispersed by the police.
Chaos as Kericho residents torch tea plucking machines as Ekatera Tea Company suspend its operations
Ekatera Tea Company Management addressing the press immediately after suspending the company's operation, Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 The conflict between local residents of the South Rift region and multinational tea companies has escalated with the recent incident of arson, targeting green leaf plucking machines and trucks at the Ekaterra company located in Kericho County.
Heartbreaking As Newborn Was Found Crying Helplessly Next To Her Dead Mom Along Busy Kenyan Highway
Intense investigation is currently ongoing in Kisumu after a newborn baby was found lying next to a dead lady, suspected to be her mom, along Kisumu - Ahero highway. The lady is suspected to have been killed in a hit and run accident that happened along the highway.
Protest in Kericho county over tea plucking machines
Operations have been paralyzed at Brooke trading centre situated in the outskirts of Kericho town after angry residents went to the streets to protest against tea plucking machines which have denied them job opportunities.These machines were introduced by multinationals,which has since rendered many residents jobless. The irate crowd torched three tea plucking machines belonging to Kimugu Tea Estate owned by Ekatera Tea factory.The rowdy growth engaged the police in running battles at the Brooke trading centre.
Current Situation Along Kericho-Nakuru Highway At Brooke Centre As Demonstration Rock The Area
The government of Kenya is pleading with Kenyans to abstain from this as protest incidents have increased recently. This is due to the fact that since the beginning of the year, protests have caused millions of shillings' worth of property to be destroyed and countless lives to be lost.
JUST IN: Several Feared Dead In Kisumu After Lorry Plunges Off Kachok Flyover (PHOTOS)
A mourning mood has befallen the residents of Kisumu County following a deadly accident that just happened a few hours ago. The vehicle accident happened after a truck transporting gumboots plunged off the Kachok flyover and fell on pedestrians and a tuk-tuk transporting several passengers. According to a credible report, the truck lost control during the evening's grisly tragedy before veering off the highway flyover in Kisumu, causing 5-hour traffic congestion along the busy highway.
"Please Stop Planting Bananas On Your Roads " Murkomen Begs Residents Of Kericho As He Promises This
Residents of Sigowet in Kericho County have made the somewhat funny decision to take matters into their own hands by sowing bananas on a tarmac road full of significant potholes. For a very long period, the Kapsoit to Sondu highway was in such bad shape that the locals decided to convert it into a farm.