Hundreds protest against Chinese 'infiltration of Kenyan business market'

Police officers throw a cordon on Haile Selassie Avenue on February 28, 2023 to prevent the protesters from marching farther into the CBD. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

Police were forced to repulse them, blocking the traders from holding demos on Haile Selassie Avenue, among other major roads.

The demos come on the back of temporary closure of China Square, a major store on Thika Superhighway that offers various goods at discounted prices.

The closure followed a statement by Trade Cabinet Secretary (CS) Moses Kuria asking Kenyatta University to reclaim the lease of the store in which China Square operates from.

The university owns the land.