Normalcy in Nairobi CBD ahead of Azimio protestsPosted by On

A shoe shiner attends to his client in Nairobi CBD on March 30, 2023. [Pkemoi Ng’enoh, Standard]

There is general calm in Nairobi’s City centre with residents going about their daily businesses normally ahead of todays antigovernment protests by Azimio la Umoja.

An early morning spot check by The Standard has established that transport is operating normally and most shops are opened. However, majority of the parking slots remain vacant.

As opposed to Monday where there was heavy police presence, today there is little police presence patrolling and taking vigil of strategic routes.

Some of the police trucks stationed within the CBD. [Pkemoi Ng’enoh, Standard]

Several matatu stages within the CBD are also busy as usual. From 6am, most of the residents headed to the city were already queueing to board available matatus.

For the first time since the demonstrations started, some routes witnessed traffic snarl-ups among them Jogoo, Landhies, and Lusaka roads.

Visibly, hordes of other people who rely on commuter trains had no option but to find other alternatives.

This is because for the second time this week, Kenya Railways announced the unavailability of their services over what they termed as unavailable circumstances.

City dwellers go about their business on Thursday morning ahead of Azkimio protests. [Pkemoi Ng’enoh, Standard]

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