Kenyans react after police allegedly shoot and kill a protestor in Nairobi

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On Thursday, Kenyans across the country took the streets to demonstrate against the Finance Bill 2024.

The protest, was particularly intense in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD), saw running battles between protesters and police for better part of the day.

The protest began early in the day, with youthful demonstrate gathering in Nairobi CBD.

They carried placards, lit bonfires, and chanted songs, expressing their dissatisfaction with the Finance Bill.

This bill, which passed its second reading in Parliament with 204 MPs voting in favor and 115 against, has sparked widespread controversy and opposition among the Kenyan populace.

As the day progressed, tension between the police and protesters escalated. By 9 PM, demonstrators were still present in the streets, their resolve undiminished despite the heavy police presence.

The situation took a tragic turn when reports started circulating on social media that a protester had been allegedly shot and killed by police.

The news of the alleged shooting quickly spread across various social media platforms. According to multiple source, a protester identified as Rex was shot by police and pronounced dead at 8:05 PM.

The incident has intensified calls for accountability and justice, with many demanding a thorough investigation into the circumstance surrounding the alleged Rex’s death.

As of now, there has been no official statement from the police or government regarding the alleged shooting.

Source: Pulse Kenya

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