Shooting at Kahawa West protest over demolitions leaves 1 dead, heavy GSU presence

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 10:45 | < 1 min read
Shooting at Kahawa West protest leaves 1 dead. PHOTO/COURTESY

One tuk-tuk driver has been allegedly shot dead by police in Kahawa West protests where residents were demonstrating over demolitions of their kiosks.

Residents say Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) police started destroying their business kiosks at around 3 am in the morning prompting them to react. They say there was no prior notice ahead of the demolitions.

Protests intensified with police getting into heated exchanges with the residents and in the melee, a tuk-tuk driver was shot dead.

Business and transport have since been disrupted as General Service Unit (GSU) officers join police to calm down the situation.

Plain-clothes police have also joined hand with tear-gas and other crowd-control munitions littering the air.