Kenya: Memorial march for lifeless after anti-government protests in Nairobi | EUROtoday

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Several hundred folks marched by the Kenyan capital on Sunday to commemorate the victims of anti-government protests. Several hundred folks had already gathered in a park in central Nairobi on Saturday to commemorate the victims.

There are not any official figures on the variety of deaths within the demonstration on June 25. According to the human rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW), not less than 30 folks have been killed, different organizations spoke of greater than 20 deaths.

In a tv interview on Sunday, President William Ruto gave the demise toll as 19. He described the deaths as “very regrettable” however denied any duty. “I have no blood on my hands,” Ruto stated.

Law now withdrawn

The president introduced an investigation into the deaths. “There will be an explanation for each and every one,” Ruto assured. The police had carried out “their best.” Any “excesses” could be punished.

The largely peaceable protests towards the federal government turned violent on Tuesday after parliament handed a sequence of tax will increase below stress from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Demonstrators stormed the parliament complicated and a hearth broke out.

These have been essentially the most violent clashes in Kenya because the nation gained independence from Britain in 1963. Following the protests, President Ruto's authorities withdrew the legislation for the tax will increase.