Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kenyan Civic Groups Protest Over Living Costs

Members of the civil society on Tuesday led demonstrations in Nairobi and Mombasa to protest the spiraling fuel prices and the rising cost of living.
While highlighting bad governance as the major cause of the high cost of basic commodities, activist Okiya Omtatah said politicians need to take the lead in fighting for Kenyans' basic rights. He stated that should the status quo remain, then the public will be mobilized to vote out the current leaders.
Muslim leaders also issued a statement on Tuesday, expressing deep concern over the rising cost of living. 

Meanwhile, The Consumer Federation of Kenya's Secretary General
Stephen Mutoro during the protests said that they will continue with the demonstrations until their demands are met.

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