Tear gas as demos over bad roads rock Embakasi South

A motorist drives a bus past a fire that residents lit at Kenya Builders in Kware Ward, Embakasi South Constituency, Nairobi, during a demonstration against the poor state of roads, January 18, 2020. PHOTO | SAMMY KIMATU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • They accused their leader, Kware Ward Representative Rose Kula of negligence and failing to serve them.
  • They also accused MP Julius Mawathe of failing to implement road projects despite a budget they claimed was Sh70 million.
  • Officers from Embakasi Police Station fired tears gas in their efforts to disperse the demonstrators.

Residents of Kware Ward in Embakasi South on Saturday blocked roads using boulders, lit bonfires and burnt tyres in a protest against their poor state.

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