Thousands stream into Nairobi streets as Joho, Muthama lead protests
ODM Deputy Party leader Hassan Joho joined opposition supporters in Nairobi for protests as the opposition steps up efforts to ‘kick out’ IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba from office.
Joho addressed the demonstrators at Uhuru Park and called on NASA supporters not to relent in their quest to push for electoral reforms in the country.
Joho was joined by other opposition lieutenants including former Machakos Governor Johnston Muthama, Siaya Senator James Orengo and MPs Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay woman rep), Simba Arati (Dagoretti North), Kisumu woman rep Rosa Buyu, Budalang’I MP Raphael Wanjala and Babu Owino (Embakasi East).
The demos began after the protesters gathered at Uhuru Park, held brief prayers before matching to Uhuru Highway, Haile Selassie Avenue, Moi Avenue, and Kenyatta Avenue before returning to Uhuru Park.
Earlier in the day, there were running battles between the police and the demonstrators along City Hall Way and Wabera Street. The protesters had provoked the law enforcers by throwing stones at them.
NASA on Tuesday announced the protests will continue despite the coalition’s presidential candidate’s withdrawal from the repeat election slated for October 26.
The coalition also announced that beginning next week, the demos will be held every day unlike this week when they will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The protests are also being held in Kisumu, Mombasa, Kakamega, Migori, Machakos and Makueni.