News Alerts

21 May 2019 | 12:57 PM UTC

Kenya: Violent protest reported in Mtwapa (Kilifi county) May 21

Kenya News Alert

Violent protest reported in Mtwapa, along the Malindi-Mombasa highway (Kilifi county) May 21; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION Mtwapa

Event

Violent protest to denounce alleged planned evictions have been reported in Mtwapa (Kilifi county) on Tuesday, May 21. Police forces fired tear gas at protesting residents who burnt tyres and set up barricades along the Malindi-Mombasa highway (B8), leading to significant transportation disruptions. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely in the coming hours. Further protests and related clashes are possible over the coming days.

Advice

Individuals in Mtwapa are advised to monitor the situation, avoid demonstrations due to the risk of violence, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions in the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news