Protests mar Jogoo Road Nairobi as youth demands Jubilee ,MCA nominations certificate

 BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2017-Jogoo road in Nairobi was  Monday morning  rendered impassable by angry youth  who were opposed to the decision by the Jubilee party to  deny an MCA aspirant his nomination certificate.police were forced to engage the youth who had barricaded the road in running battles .

A group of youth  blocked the roads with burning tires and earth as they protested against the Jubilee party’s decision against an aspiring Member of the County Assembly. For a greater part of the morning, the highway leading up to Donhol, near Hamza  Estate was rendered impassable as burning tyres and soil rubble and stones were used to barricade the busy roads.

The MCA,  aspirant  Patrick njugunah Mwaingi, lost in the Jubilee primaries, although his supporters mainly the  youth were still contesting the decision to deny him a certificate. In a separate incident, jobless youth blocked a section of Mombasa road as they protested what they termed as ‘false promises’ by the Kenya Railways. The youth lit bonfires along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway in protest of a promise made to them by the Kenya Railways that they would get permanet jobs upon completion of the Standard Gayge Railaway

Elwhere on Mbagathi way in Nairobi drama  ensued  Monday when pupils from Kenyatta Golf Course Academy blocked the highway to protest demolition of their school.

The pupils placed their desks across the road and sat on them, blocking traffic in the morning rush hour before they voluntarily moved away to give way to motorists.

Led by their teachers, they continually chanted, “We want our school, we want our school, we need to study in school!”

The school was demolished over the weekend following a land dispute.

They demonstrated outside the school with their parents who expressed frustration as they had already paid fees.



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