Police used teargas canisters to disperse a group of protesters dubbed #TakeBackKenya Monday morning along Moi Avenue, Nairobi and arrested three people.
The protest was meant to denounce corruption, bad governance and other vices in the country and call on Kenyans to be firm when police arrived and dispersed it.
A group of protesters had gathered near Tom Mboya statue when anti-riot police arrived and lobbed teargas canisters at them before arresting three of them.
The protesters dispersed and rushed to Jevanjee Gardens where they said they will proceed with another march.
Take Back Kenya is a movement geared towards standing up against the daily plundering of public funds by government officials through corruption.
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Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the group had not been permitted to protest although there is freedom of movement and expression enshrined in the constitution.
The protest coincides with the Jamhuri Day celebrations. President Uhuru Kenyatta was presiding over the event at Nyayo Stadium as the protest failed to take off.
A section of Kenyans took to social media to criticize police for dispersing the protesters.