Kenya gov't bans protests from city centers, organizers to be liable for damage

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 12, 2017 5:32 AM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's internal security minister said on Thursday organizers of demonstrations would be held personally liable for any damage caused, amid a deepening political stand-off between the ruling party and the opposition over a presidential election re-run.

Demonstrations have also been banned in the central business districts of the capital Nairobi, the western city of Kisumu and the coastal city of Mombasa, said the minister, Fred Matiang'i.

(reporting by George Obulutsa; writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Gareth Jones)