Leaders allied to the NASA coalition in Mombasa County came face to face with the wrath of the security officers following Acting Interior CS Fred Matiangi’s ban on all anti-IEBC demos.

Mombasa Deputy governor William Kingi, Senator Mohammed Faki and Mvita MP Addulswamad Nassir were dispersed together with their supporters on Friday by teargas as they were gathering to start anti-IEBC demos.

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Police had swarmed the city’s streets prior to the protests, ready to implement the government’s order on demos.

No sooner had they started their protests than the police fired teargas, forcing the group to disperse.

But a defiant Kingi vowed the protests would continue and stated that they would hold a rally at Mama Ngina Drive on Sunday to push for electoral reforms.