Azimio demos: Protesters block main road, light bonf***s in Homa Bay

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 30 Mar, 2023 11:26 | 2 mins read
Azimio demos: Protesters block main road, light bonfires in Homa Bay
Protesters lit several bonfires in Homa Bay town. Photo/Habil Onyango.

Transport on the busy Homa Bay-Kisumu main road has been paralysed as angry protesters block the road using stones and electricity poles.

Shops within Homa Bay town, which serves as the county's headquarters, remained closed for fear of looting by youths who invaded the town early in the morning.

Businesses remain closed in Homa Bay. Photo/Habil Onyango.

The protesters, who were mainly based along the road leading to the Homa Bay Police station, could be seen throwing stones at the station in an attempt to provoke the uniformed officers.

Boda boda operators seen using a road that protesters blocked with stones and other barricades. Photo/Habil Onyango.

The demonstrators have also been demanding to be teargassed even as police restrained themselves from engaging them in running battles.

Protesters lit several bonfires in Homa Bay town. Photo/Habil Onyango.

Thursday demos

The demonstrations called by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance have mostly been happening on Mondays - today marks the first Thursday that the protests are taking place.

Azimio leader Raila Odinga called for nationwide protests every Monday and Tuesday to demand that government lowers the cost of living among other demands.

The first mass protest was held on March 20, 2023. Azimio vowed to carry on with the demos until the government heeds their demands.

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