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Police lob teargas canisters, arrest protestors marking Saba Saba day

By Japheth Ogila | July 7th 2020 at 11:39:23 GMT +0300

Activists march with a banner to mark the 30th Saba Saba day. [Courtesy, Standard]

Security has been beefed up at various places in Nairobi as a group of activists head to the streets to mark the 30th Saba Saba day today.

 Police fear the march may turn violent and become a source of spread of Covid-19 pandemic and want the organisers to take responsibility for any such incidents. The group planned to congregate at Parliament Buildings with a theme of respect for the constitution.

On Tuesday morning, chaotic scenes were witnessed as the police lobbed teargas to disperse protesters in the Nairobi Central Business District. Protesters were arrested in other places like Kibra, Kayole and Kariobangi.

At Mathare Justice Centre, clouds of teargas engulfed the sky as activists engaged the police in running battles.

Under trendy #SabaSabaMatchforOurLives and #SabaSabaAt30, Kenyans shared various video clips of activists marching on the streets in the commemoration of the 30 years of Saba Saba. Saba Saba is characterised with liberation struggle, constitutional reforms and championing for human rights. Here are some of the tweets as Kenyans commemorate the 30th Saba Saba day.

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