TAKE BACK KENYA: Jamhuri day protests against corruption
Kenyan youths took to the streets on Jamhuri day to protest against continuous rampant corruption in the ruling government. The protest was spear headed by activist Boniface Mwangi who led the demonstrators in a peaceful march from Tom Mboya statute along Moi Avenue.
The protest was undertaken on Jamhuri day to symbolize the irony of our current situation. While we were supposed to be celebrating our liberation from White bondage, the current regime is riddled with corruption scandals which are taking us back to the bondage days.
Demonstrators were momentarily dispersed after police lobbed tear gas canisters in an attempt to disrupt the protests. The protesters later on regrouped at Jeevanjee gardens to continue with the demonstrations.
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The movement hash tagged #TakeBackKenya was the second most trending topic on Kenya’s twitter social media account prior to the Jamhuri day protests.
The slogan “Lipa kama Tender” was chanted in support of the ongoing doctor’s strike. The protesters were fed up that the government was not able to pay doctors whereas government tenders were being issued at inflated prices.
The protests are scheduled to continue until the movement manages to “Take Back Kenya” from corruption. The next protest is scheduled for 31st January 2017 and all who are fed up with the ongoing corruption scandals are invited to participate in the peaceful demonstrations.