Rights watchdog reports 39 deaths in Kenya tax hike protests

Rights watchdog reports 39 deaths in Kenya tax hike protests

At least 39 people have been killed in tax hike protests in Kenya, according to a rights watchdog and human rights groups. The police have been accused of using excessive force, leading to the deaths of protesters and injuring many more. Among the victims was a twelve-year-old boy.

The protests have sparked outrage and calls for justice from the families of those killed or missing. Dozens of people have been abducted or reported missing in the aftermath of the demonstrations. The situation remains tense in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, as protestors continue to demand accountability and justice for the victims.

Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports on the tragic events that have unfolded in Kenya, shedding light on the violence and chaos that has gripped the country. Zein Basravi provides the latest updates from Nairobi, offering valuable insight into the impact of the protests on the local population.

The unrest in Kenya underscores the deep-seated grievances of the people against the government’s decision to implement tax hikes. As the protests escalate and the death toll continues to rise, it is essential for authorities to address the underlying issues and take steps to prevent further bloodshed. #Kenya #Nairobi #KenyaProtests #TaxHikeProtests #HumanRightsViolations

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