Eldoret Youth Take to the Streets in Protest Against Finance Bill (VIDEO)

Hundreds of youths in Eldoret took to the streets on Thursday morning, protesting against the Finance Bill 2024.

Carrying placards expressing their opposition to the Bill and urging MPs to reject it, the youth gathered at multiple assembly points across town, strategically coordinated through social media.


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Anti-riot police were strategically deployed at these meeting points to maintain order. By 8 am, armed officers in two Land Rovers were stationed at Zion Mall, the primary gathering spot, with additional personnel deployed along Uganda Road and at the Kisumu Road junction.

“We will conduct peaceful marches to unite with fellow Kenyans in opposing this oppressive Finance Bill,” declared youth leader Jared Kiptoo.


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Security measures were heightened across Eldoret, with Uasin Gishu police commander Benjamin Mwanthi confirming that standard security protocols were in place throughout the region.

Local human rights defenders also issued notices of their intent to participate in the protests.



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