Police Clash with Protesters in Kenya as Odinga Leads Demonstrations Against High Living Costs.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga faced teargas from police as he led his supporters through Nairobi’s central business district to protest against the rising cost of living in Kenya.
Before the clashes, Odinga rallied his supporters at Kamukunji grounds and launched a signature campaign to pressure the government into reducing essential commodity prices, including petrol.
The opposition aims to gather 10 million signatures within a week, emphasizing the need for action rather than just talk.
Protests also erupted in Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, and Meru, resulting in confrontations between demonstrators and law enforcement.
Several individuals, including a former county governor, were detained for their involvement in the demonstrations.
The protests were triggered by President William Ruto signing into law controversial tax measures, including a hike in the value-added tax on fuel products from 8% to 16%.