HIGH COURT bars police from using tear gas and water cannons against protestors because the constitution allows demonstrations

Friday, June 28, 2024 The High Court in Nairobi has prohibited police officers from using tear gas and water cannons against peaceful demonstrators.

The court also ordered police to stop using live ammunition, rubber bullets, crude weapons and other draconian measures against those demonstrating.

The High Court also directed the officers manning demonstrators to stop deploying brute force or any form of violence or committing any extrajudicial killings.

The High Court further ordered police to stop unnecessary arrests, abductions, detentions, harassment, intimidation, torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against peaceful protesters.

The court issued the directives following a petition filed by Saitabao Ole Kanchory, who sought the court's intervention following the recent brutalities witnessed across the country during the anti-Finance Bill 2024 demos organized by Gen Z


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