ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna has voiced his concern about the volatile situation in Kasarani after residents entered the third day of protests.
Taking to Twitter, Sifuna warned police officers from using excessive force to contain protesters agitating for the renovation of the Mwiki-Kasarani road.
This comes after reports indicated that at least three individuals had lost their lives during the three days of the protests.
In his statement, Sifuna denounced police action in the area as “totally unacceptable” and that they should take responsibility.
“Why should anyone die just for protesting for better roads which is their right in the first place?!!
these needless deaths are on you,” wrote Sifuna.
What is happening in #Kasarani is totally unacceptable. Why should anyone die just for protesting for better roads which is their right in the first place?!! @PoliceKE these needless deaths are on you.
— Edwin Sifuna (@edwinsifuna) January 15, 2020
The protests took an unprecedented turn after locals joined matatu drivers lamenting the poor state of the Mwiki-Kasarani road.
Wednesday morning, police engaged the protesters in running battles with school-going children being caught in the cross-hairs.
The shops in Kasarani also suffered a major blow after a section of the protesting residents took advantage to loot in the melee.
The local leadership of the area is still silent on the protests despite learners having been away from schools since the beginning of the deadly protests.