Kenya unrest: Ruto awakened class politics that now threatens to engulf him
  • Author: The Conversation
  • Date: 2024-07-06 12:01:08

Kenya unrest: Ruto awakened class politics that now threatens to engulf him

The Finance Bill, which Ruto has put on hold, was the trigger for the recent protests. But its roots run deeper.

Opinion: Kenya’s Gen-Z movement must avoid mistakes in some African countries
  • Author: Amina Boru
  • Date: 2024-07-06 11:18:06

Opinion: Kenya’s Gen-Z movement must avoid mistakes in some African countries

The Kenyan Gen-Z must be cautious not to cross the threshold into a full-scale revolution, avoiding the potential hijacking of their good cause by opportunistic elements such as politicians or the military, as seen in other African countries.

Opinion: Gen Zs have valid grievances that deserve our respect and support
  • Author: Mohamed Ahmed
  • Date: 2024-07-06 07:47:53

Opinion: Gen Zs have valid grievances that deserve our respect and support

Many admired and supported the demonstrations until last Tuesday when things took a different turn, with criminals who disguised themselves as protesters tarnishing the good name of Gen Z.

Take responsibility for protest-related deaths and abductions, ODM tells state
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-07-02 18:15:47

Take responsibility for protest-related deaths and abductions, ODM tells state

The party criticised President Ruto for distancing his administration from the killings and abductions despite what it said was clear evidence to the contrary.

A look at Parliament security amid claim that criminals targeted armoury
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-07-01 19:10:32

A look at Parliament security amid claim that criminals targeted armoury

Though not listed among protected areas, conditions set by parliament are that demonstrations or protests are not permitted within its precincts and neither are visits allowed without due process.

Finance Bill demos: Kidnapped students Joshua Okayo, Regis Wanjala found
  • Author: Bashir Mohammed
  • Date: 2024-06-29 12:57:52

Finance Bill demos: Kidnapped students Joshua Okayo, Regis Wanjala found

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) confirmed Joshua Okayo's rescue along with that of Regis Wanjala, another student who had also been missing.

Kenya’s violent protests tarnish Ruto’s camaraderie with the West
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-06-29 08:56:26

Kenya’s violent protests tarnish Ruto’s camaraderie with the West

Kenya is one of the few countries in Africa that are still considered a stable partner in Europe and the USA.

53 killed in anti-Finance Bill protests, Police Reforms Working Group says
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 13:44:17

53 killed in anti-Finance Bill protests, Police Reforms Working Group says

Out of these, 23 of the deaths were recorded between 7 am and 6 pm across the county while 30 others were recorded at night in the Githurai area.

Anti-tax protests: Attack on Parliament grievous and unforgivable, Wetang'ula says
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 13:35:32

Anti-tax protests: Attack on Parliament grievous and unforgivable, Wetang'ula says

Wetang'ula said the invasion shook the country to the core, resulting in the loss of lives close to the Parliament precincts.

Deadly protests leave trail of destruction in Nairobi CBD
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 12:32:13

Deadly protests leave trail of destruction in Nairobi CBD

Some of the businesses along Tom Mboya Street, Ronald Ngala, Moi Avenue and even Luthuli Avenue, remain closed, including several major supermarkets, leaving shoppers to seek alternatives.

MPs to proceed on early recess after Tuesday's deadly protests, passage of Finance Bill
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 11:29:31

MPs to proceed on early recess after Tuesday's deadly protests, passage of Finance Bill

Amidst the ongoing turmoil in the country, Parliament has introduced a motion to advance and extend the upcoming recess, initially scheduled for July 12-24.

Deadly protests forces cancellation, postponement of key conferences as Ruto withdraws attendance
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-06-26 10:43:00

Deadly protests forces cancellation, postponement of key conferences as Ruto withdraws attendance

The organisers of the Global Peace Leadership Conference 2024 on Wednesday morning confirmed President William Ruto would not be in attendance.

UN, AU ring alarm bells on Kenyan violence, urge government to exercise restraint
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-06-26 09:19:04

UN, AU ring alarm bells on Kenyan violence, urge government to exercise restraint

AUC Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat also shared his "deep concern over the outbreaks of violence following public protests, which has resulted in loss of life and property damage," after police fired live rounds at protestors.

'Assault on law': CJ Koome condemns abduction of Finance Bill protesters
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-06-25 17:16:46

'Assault on law': CJ Koome condemns abduction of Finance Bill protesters

In a statement on Tuesday, Koome expressed deep concern over numerous allegations regarding the abductions of protesters amid ongoing mass protests against the Finance Bill.

Relentless Mombasa, Kwale and Garissa residents continue anti-Finance Bill demos
  • Author: Eastleigh Voice Team
  • Date: 2024-06-25 17:11:07

Relentless Mombasa, Kwale and Garissa residents continue anti-Finance Bill demos

Thousands turned up in Mombasa County, with the support of their governor, while boda boda riders and mama mbogas joined the action in Kwale, while the youth in Garissa also held protest, voicing key concerns about the bill.

Finance Bill protests: Gunshots, fire at Parliament as protesters gain entry
  • Author: Eastleigh Voice Reporter
  • Date: 2024-06-25 15:14:45

Finance Bill protests: Gunshots, fire at Parliament as protesters gain entry

Citizen TV's live coverage showed security agents hiding behind walls while pursuing the protesters and gunshots could be heard.

MPs pass Finance Bill amid intensified protests, prepare for recess from June 28
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-06-25 14:24:39

MPs pass Finance Bill amid intensified protests, prepare for recess from June 28

In the vote on Tuesday, 195 MPs voted in favour of the bill rejected by the public as a tool to overburden citizens via higher taxation, while 106 opposed it. There were three spoilt votes.

Business as usual in Eastleigh amid nationwide anti-Finance Bill demos
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-06-25 13:22:09

Business as usual in Eastleigh amid nationwide anti-Finance Bill demos

Key outlets such as the Day to Day, Tasnim, Sunrise, Al Noor, and Bangkok malls on Mohamed Yusuf Hajii Avenue opened their doors at 9 a.m.

High drama in Nairobi CBD as anti-Finance Bill protests intensify
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-06-25 13:02:40

High drama in Nairobi CBD as anti-Finance Bill protests intensify

From as early as 8 a.m., crowds gathered at various locations, including Archives, Afya Centre, Moi Avenue, and Kenyatta Avenue, waving placards and chanting slogans such as “Ruto must go.”

Explainer: What the law says about the right to protest in Kenya
  • Author: The Conversation
  • Date: 2024-06-25 08:15:18

Explainer: What the law says about the right to protest in Kenya

The right to protest consists of a group of rights guaranteed by both domestic and international law.

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