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21 Aug 2020 | 04:53 AM UTC

Kenya: Anti-corruption protest scheduled in Nairobi for August 21

Kenya News Alert

Anti-corruption protest scheduled in Nairobi for August 21; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/21/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION Nairobi

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Event

An anti-corruption protest is scheduled to take place in Nairobi on Friday, August 21. Participants of the protest are scheduled to gather at approximately 08:00 (local time) at Uhuru Park before marching towards the Office of the President. The protest is being held over the alleged theft of funds intended for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief measures. Police have rejected the official letter of notice for the protest. However, the protest is still scheduled to go ahead.

A heightened security presence, as well as associated disruptions to transportation, are to be expected around the demonstration.

Advice

Those in Nairobi are advised to monitor developments, avoid all gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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