Over 20 protesters have been arrested during a Saba Saba march in Nairobi’s Kayole and Dandora areas on the morning of Tuesday July 7.
The protesters who were marching from Kayole and the Eastlands areas were teargassed by police as the arrests took place.
Protesters in Mathare and Kiamaiko areas were also not spared during the arrests.
Mathare, Kariobangi, and Dandora areas where civil society groups had designated as starting points were sealed off early on Tuesday.
The leaders of the groups who included Kayole Social Justice Centre’s Faith Kasina, Maryanne, Lena Anyuolo, Habil Omar, Kibera Social Justice Centre’s Editar Ochieng were also arrested and are being held at the Kariobangi police station.
Nine others are said to have been arrested and are currently being held at the Kayole Police Station.
The officers moved in to disperse the group who were marching in the area before they arrested some of them.
The annual #SabasabaMarchForOurLives was being held from all the venues with Social Justice Centers that is Kayole, Komarocks, Dandora, Kariobangi, Korogocho, Ruaraka, Githurai, Kiamaiko, Kibera, Mathare, Kamukunji, Mukuru, makadara and Kiambiu.