Boniface Mwangi’s Wife Arrested During Protests Against Corruption in Nairobi
Chaos erupted at Freedom corner in Uhuru park, Nairobi on Thursday morning when police officers lobbed tear gas canisters to disperse protesters who were demonstrating against massive corruption in the country.
The riots led by the Civil Society Organisation members and vocal human rights activist Boniface Mwangi had started peacefully but took a rather chaotic turn with protesters being arrested.
Police officers are also alleged to have fired live ammunition.
Mr Mwangi’s wife was arrested during the protest when she had moved to confront the police after one of the demonstrators was nabbed. The two were taken to Central Police Station.
According to an update by Mwangi his wife together with the protester identified as Moses were later released.
The protests were prompted by the recent widely reported Sh5 Billion corruption saga at the Ministry of Health and focussed to implore President Uhuru Kenyatta to act on the vice or resign from office.
The rioters were headed to Afya House to force Health official to leave office and later hand President Kenyatta a list of demands on how to deal with corruption since the Head of State recently indicated he could do nothing else to stem the vice.
“President Uhuru asked what do you want me to do? On Thursday (03/11/2016) we shall present him with a list on what he can do as the president,” Mwangi earlier noted.
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Boniface Mwangi’s wife arrested during protest.