More than 20 protesters have been arrested during a Saba Saba match in Kayole and Dandora areas of Nairobi on Tuesday morning.
Protesters in Mathare and Kiamaiko areas were were not spared either as police used tear gas to dispearse protesters who were marching from Kayole and other areas in Eastlands.
The groups were led by Kayole SJC’s Faith Kasina, Maryanne, Lena Anyuolo & Habil Omar while Kibera Social Justice Centre was rep[resented by Editar Ochieng. All were arrested and taken to Kariobangi police station where they are still being held.
Other protesters who were also arrested are being held at the Kayole Police Station.
Police officers moved in to disperse the groups that were marching and arrested some during the annual #SabasabaMarchForOurLives.
The march was staged in all the venues with Social Justice Centers including Kayole, Komarocks, Dandora, Kariobangi, Korogocho, Ruaraka, Githurai, Kiamaiko, Kibera, Mathare, Kamukunji, Mukuru, makadara and Kiambiu.
The day is celebrated to mark the day Kenyans took to the streets thirty years ago, july 7, 1990 to demand the return of multiparty democracy.
Hundreds of kenyans were killed by police and regime of the day but with each passing year, Saba Saba, is fading into dim recesses of our collective consciousness.
Even the regime of the day has its roots deep in Kanu and therefore is expected to make less reference to hundreds of kenyans who lost their lives on the fateful day.
ODM leaders Raila Odinga, Senator James Orengo are some of the politicians who felt the wrath of the regime the when they pushed for return to multi party democracy.
The two among other politicians are now in bed with elite politicians who have pay no attention to Saba Saba, are not giving the much attention because of 2022 succession politics, handshake and BBI politics.