Kenya: Protests resume as Ruto’s tax hike concession fails to quell anger

Source: CBS News

“Protesters took to the streets again in Kenya Thursday morning, two days after human rights groups said more than 20 people were killed as demonstrators clashed with security forces. The protests on Thursday did not draw the same huge numbers as Tuesday’s chaos, which prompted the country’s president to back down and say on Wednesday that he would not sign a controversial finance bill, with major tax hikes, that has caused the unrest. … Police started lobbing tear gas cannisters in downtown Nairobi to disperse crowds again Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of the security forces using live ammunition again, which human rights groups said had killed at least 22 people and left some 300 wounded on Tuesday.” (06/27/24)