Severity: Warning Alert

Security: Anti-police brutality protest march underway from Ruaraka to Muthaiga police station, Nairobi, Kenya, May 4. Avoid the demonstration.

This alert affects Nairobi

This alert began 04 May 2020 11:49 GMT and is scheduled to expire 04 May 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Incident: Protest
  • Location(s): Nairobi (map)
  • Date: May 4
  • Impact: Increased security; likely ground travel disruptions; possible protests, violence

Summary
Residents are marching from Ruaraka to Muthaiga Police Station, Nairobi, May 4, to denounce police brutality. Police have fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse protesters in the Muthaiga area. Protesters are angry following the death of a man, allegedly beaten to death by police for flouting COVID-19-related curfew rules, late May 3.

The specific march route is unclear. Demonstrators may gather at or in the vicinity of Muthaiga Police Station to denounce the killing. Ground travel disruptions are likely, as well as clashes between protesters and the police, should violence persist or if demonstrators ignore police orders to disperse. Movement restrictions, including the implementation of curfews and road closures, are possible.

Advice
Avoid all protests. Exercise caution in or near the affected area in the coming hours. Plan for ground travel disruptions. Do not attempt to pass through protester roadblocks. Heed the directives of the authorities. Monitor local media closely.


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