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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


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.


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.


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