Almost immediately after I posted my last blog, people started commenting and the news started showing that the protests had gone on as planned. Last I heard, at least two people had been killed in Kisumu. Uprisings in Kibera, Mathare, and as far away as Mombassa and Nakuru also resulted in conflicts with police.
With no call to cancel tomorrow’s planned second day of rallies, streets in downtown Nairobi have been closed off since at least this afternoon. Although he will be going in for essential meetings during the morning, Hubby’s offices will be closed yet again tomorrow as will many other businesses.
During a press conference this afternoon, Raila Odinga made the following helpful comments regarding the current situation: “Nothing will stop us from mounting such rallies. We showed in parliament yesterday that there will be no business as usual in our country.”