Kenya Protest Videos: Police In Nairobi Fire Live Bullets As Protesters Rally Against Proposed New Taxes & Breach Parliament; 5 Reported Killed

Kenya Protest Videos: Police In Nairobi Fire Live Bullets As Protesters Rally Against Proposed New Taxes & Breach Parliament; 5 Reported Killed

The third round of protests took place as lawmakers vote on the finance bill that would introduce new taxes, including an eco-levy that would raise the price of goods like sanitary towels and diapers.

Rahul MUpdated: Monday, July 01, 2024, 08:16 AM IST
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Nairobi: Police in Kenya fired live bullets at anti-government protesters in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday. Thousands in Nairobi continued to rally demanding legislators vote against new taxes proposed in a controversial finance bill. At least five people were dead in the firing, according to reports. Thousands of Kenyan anti-tax protesters entered the parliament and part of the building was set on fire.

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The third round of protests took place as lawmakers vote on the finance bill that would introduce new taxes, including an eco-levy that would raise the price of goods like sanitary towels and diapers.

A proposal to tax bread was removed after public outcry but demonstrators are still calling on Parliament not to pass the bill

The Kenya Human Rights Commission on Tuesday shared a video of officers shooting at protesters and said they would be held to account.

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