Kenya: Fiery clashes hit Nairobi slum after opposition leader arrested

Clashes erupted between protesters and the military in the the Kibera district of Nairobi on Friday, as protesters demanded the release of imprisoned opposition politicians Miguna Miguna and TJ Kajwang. Opposition supporters blocked the streets with burning tyres as police responded with teargas to disperse the crowd. «He [Uhuru] stole the election and that's why we are demonstrating. We are... Еще also protesting because they have arrested Miguna Miguna (opposition leader) and they had also arrested TJ Kajwang and they have shutdown television,» opposition protester Ruth Akoth explained. On Tuesday, opposition leader Raila Odinga swore himself as the ‘people’s president’ during a mock inauguration ceremony in Nairobi, as a protest against the official leader President Uhuru Kenyatta. Several opposition politicians who attended were arrested at the event. The self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna was arrested on Friday morning after police reportedly raided his house in Nairobi, causing a chain of protests all over city.

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