The running battles between the police and protestors in Nairobi’s Kibra left one of the Nation Media Group’s press vehicles damaged.
The vehicle which had been parked along the roadside was hit.
The windscreen of the vehicle was damaged, and no injuries have so far been reported.
“Ni vile tu gari ikona karatasi,” a team member was heard saying.
The standoff between police and youth started as early as 8am.
Police lobbed tear gas at the youths who disappeared into the alleys and shops.
Police were seen patrolling the Olympic area as residents kept on gathering in twos in the area.
Many shops remained closed as residents anticipated chaos.
Police were earlier seen collecting car tyres on the roadside in Ayanyi, Kibra.
As early as 5:30 am, security within Nairobi had been beefed up ahead of Azimio la Umoja Coalition’s anticipated march on Monday.
Along Jogoo Road, security officers were seen patrolling the streets as residents started their day as usual.
In the Central Business District (CBD), commuters engaged in their normal activities as restaurants, supermarkets and businesses opened for the day as police also patrolled the streets.
Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga made a clarion call to all Kenyans ahead of Monday’s protests.
In his message, the former Prime Minister called on citizens to awaken the spirit of fighting oppressive regimes as they have done in the past.
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