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Kenya More Protests Expected Today By Defiant Opposition

Kenya: More Protests Expected Today By Defiant Opposition

Following a call from the opposition leader Raila Odinga to hold protests every Monday and Thursday to rally the country against the high costs of living and alleged electoral malpractices.

The opposition has vowed to continue with protests scheduled later on today (Monday ) despite police warning of intensifying crackdowns on what they consider illegal protests.

According Japhet Koome the head of police told the media on Sunday that he hadn’t approved any demonstrations and warned of mass arrests in case of any protests.

However Mr Odinga insisted that the protests are protected by law.

“ We have given the police a notice of protest as required by our laws. We don’t want to bring anarchy to our country,but we are fighting for our rights.The Kenyan people have a right to peacefully demonstrate,” he said.

The objection that started last week however turned violent in several opposition strongholds were properties were vandalized and several arrested.

In other news recently published by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, following the legalisation of the retirement age by two years to 64 more than a million people took to the streets across France on Thursday with 119,000 in according to figures published from the interior ministry.

Police with other authorities fired tear gas at the protesters in the capital and 80 people were arrested across the country though unions have vowed to continue further protests next Tuesday which would coincide with the visiting of King Charles111s state visit into the country scheduled in the southwest city of Bordeaux where fire engulfed the front door of the town hall.

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