Police disperse pro-Bobi Wine protesters in Nairobi

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Police on Friday dispersed a crowd from Jeevanjee Gardens in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, as it planned a demonstration to demand Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s resignation.

The officers, who had teargas, confiscated the group’s placards before protest activities began.

The group, including Ugandans living and working in Kenya, intended to march from the park to the Ugandan embassy in Riverside.

They said their main objective was to voice displeasure with Uganda’s recent elections, which they alleged were neither free nor fair.

They claimed that National Unity Platform candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine, was denied his victory.

Wine has also made this claim and intends to take court action, but President Museveni insists that there was no cheating.

However, one of the protesters and activists, Anthony Muraya said they will regroup and decide their next step.

“We will hold another demonstration next week. This time, we will go above and beyond what the police are asking for,” Muraya said.

Last Thursday, Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid was arrested alongside other human rights activists while trying to hold a press conference outside Ugandan House to demand democracy in Uganda.

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Olajumoke Adeleke

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