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Kenyan Police Crack Down as Protesters Rally Against Tax Hikes and Inflation

HeadlineJul 20, 2023

In Kenya, local media report at least six people were killed Wednesday as a three-day protest against tax hikes and the soaring cost of living kicked off. The ongoing anti-government demonstrations have caused unrest in the capital Nairobi and other cities, shuttering schools and businesses. Last week, at least 14 people died in protests, at least 10 of whom were shot and killed by police. Opposition leader Raila Odinga called for protests after President William Ruto announced the tax increases last month. This is a protester from Kibera in Nairobi.

Ibrahim Stanley: “We came out on our own initiative. Nobody made us protest. We are out here because we are tired. If they want, they should just sell the country, and everyone get their share and plan for themselves.” 

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