Chaos breaks out as Police  teargas Opposition crowds at Jacaranda grounds

Chaos breaks out as Police teargas Opposition crowds at Jacaranda grounds

BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,28TH NOV 2017-The memorial service that the opposition coalition NASA plans to hold in memory of those who died due to violence that rocked the country during the electioneering period  on Tuesday at Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi  could proof to be a daunting task  after police teargassed  and battled  supporters who had begun gathering  at the venue.

WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has learned that nobody was spared even those in their houses since there was tear gas thrown everywhere.

Three people shot

Three NASA  supporters were shot by police as they tried to gain entry into the jacaranda grounds.They had engaged police in running battles on Tuesday morning even as tension continued to rise.

rThe venue has already been sealed off making it difficult for anybody to access the grounds.

Things have become even difficult after Nasa supporters blocked roads using stones and boulders making  most of the roads impassable.

Nasa has organized a memorial to remember victims of police brutality during the electioneering period.

Mr Odinga, his co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and  Musalia Mudavadi, Siaya Senator James Orengo and other Nasa leaders were expected to address the rally.

The development comes after Nairobi County Police Commander Japhet Koome warned the opposition against holding the meeting.

However  Nasa is of a different opinion  saying that  their meeting will go on since there was no law taht was been broken.NASA co-principal Moses Wetang’ula on Monday dismissed Mr Koome’s claims.

“We are planning prayers for our supporters who were shot dead during protests. We will also fundraise for the victims’ families so that they can hold a befitting send-off for their loved ones,” Mr Wetang’ula said.

Nasa  has since claimed   that 54 people have been killed by police between November 17 and 21 during the extended electioneering period.


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