Police clash with demonstrators in Kibra
In Kibera, there was a standoff between police and youth after the youth began stoning vehicles, causing police to use tear gas.
Irate youth pelted stones at police and journalists as they attempted to enter the CBD for planned protests by opposition leader Raila Odinga and his supporters.
Protesters attempting to march to Nairobi’s CBD are being stopped by police.
Earlier, police were seen collecting tires abandoned by the roadside in Kibera’s Atanyi.
Police have strategically deployed in different points throughout the city and estates with a violent past, putting parts of the city on lockdown.
In Nairobi, there was a heavy police presence along Processional Way (the route going to State House). A portion of the Arboretum road was also shut down.
In the city, police officers on horseback have been dispatched.
Along with plain-clothed police officers, police lorries have been stationed along main roads leading into the city. Human travel is unaffected.
Nairobi’s streets are mostly quiet, with a strong police presence; most shops are closed, but transportation to the CBD is smooth, with free flow of vehicles and people.