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07 Jun 2019 | 10:25 AM UTC

Kenya: Ongoing protest on Nairobi-Mombasa highway June 7 /update 1

Kenya News Alert

Ongoing protest on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway near Mlolongo June 7; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION Mlolongo

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Event

Protesters have blocked the Nairobi-Mombasa highway (A104), near the town of Mlolongo, on Friday, June 7, to denounce rising insecurity in the area, following an armed robbery the evening prior in which one businessmen was killed. Significant transportation disruptions are likely over the coming hours on the highway, along with a heightened security presence. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely in the coming hours. Further protests are possible over the coming days.  

Advice

Individuals traveling via the A104 highway, notably near Mlolongo, 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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