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6 Arrested In Mombasa As Protests Over Theft Of COVID-19 Funds Turn Chaotic (Photos)

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Protests in Mombasa over the theft of COVID-19 funds have turned chaotic as demonstrators engaged in running battles with police officers.

In pictures shared on social media, a number of demonstrators are captured swindled into police vehicles with teargas lobbied in the air.

According to social media reports, police are currently detaining 7 protesters who were arrested as the fracas ensued.

Read: Lobby Groups In Kisumu, Nakuru Stage Demos Over Alleged Theft of COVID-19 Funds (Photos)

In yet another incidence, the police are seen carrying clubs and dispersing residents who are running for their dear lives.

The protests commenced yesterday in Kisumu and Nakuru where lobby groups and anti-corruotion agencies came together to demand the arrest and prosecution of those found guilty in misappropriation of COVID-19 funds.

In Kisumu for instance, the protests were mainly peaceful with security agencies deployed to ensure calm.

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Going by the slogan #Arrestcovid-19thieves, the groups also called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to address the nation on the allegations of the stolen funds as well as put up measures that will guarantee transparency and accountability until the culprits are brought to book.

“The President must involve anti-corruption and other oversight agencies in the national coordination committee on the response to the coronavirus pandemic to steer comprehensive anti-graft measures that will prevent Covid-19 resources from further pilferage,” they stated.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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