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13 Jan 2020 | 04:03 AM UTC

Kenya: Protest reported in Nairobi January 13

Bus operators in the Kasarani district of Nairobi protest poor road conditions on January 13; heightened security measures and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Matatu bus operators reportedly gathered in the Kasarani district of Nairobi on Monday, January 13, to denounce the poor road conditions. Participants blocked the Kasarani - Mwiki road at Sunton area on the morning (local time) using stones and burning tires, prompting significant transportation disruptions in the area.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Nairobi are advised to monitor developments to the situation, plan alternative itineraries, allow ample travel time, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.