40 Oromos arrested for holding ‘illegal’ meeting in Nairobi

Some of the members of Ethiopia's Oromo community who were arrested at City Park in Nairobi on October 2, 2016 for allegedly holding an illegal meeting. The group’s leaders, however, said they had notified county officials about the meeting and paid the required Sh3,000 fee. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The OCPD added that the public called the police when the group became rowdy.
  • But the group’s leaders said they had notified county officials about the meeting.
  • Oromo is Ethiopia’s largest ethnic community.

Police on Sunday arrested 40 Oromos for holding an illegal meeting at City Park in Nairobi.

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