Around 200 protesters have blocked the Nairobi-Mombasa highway (A109), near the town of Athi River, on Thursday, May 23, to denounce planned demolition works to expand the highway. Police forces have used tear gas to disperse protesters, who caused significant transportation disruptions.
A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely in the coming hours. Further protests are possible over the coming days.
Individuals in Athi River 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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