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Calm returns in city hotspots after chaos over Uhuru’s win

By COLLINS OMULO November 21st, 2017 1 min read

Calm has returned to most areas in Nairobi that experienced sporadic chaos and demonstrations after  Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta re-election.

A spot check in Kawangware, Kibera, Githurai 45, Dandora and Kariobangi South established that most residents had resumed their activities and business is slowly roaring back to normalcy.

In Kawangware 46, it was business as usual with residents going about their activities, businesses  opened and even matatus were plying their routes.

Nevertheless, clusters of youths could be seen in different places chatting about Monday’s verdict.

“This area is now good. On Monday, I could not even open my business but now as you can see I am readying my wares for the day,” said Mama Muthoni, a mama mboga at Kawangware 56.


In Kibera, the area was all quite. There wasn’t widespread tension on Monday although there were claims one person was killed under unknown circumstances.

There was no police presence in the area, either.

The same was witnessed in Kariobangi South and most parts of the expansive Dandora. But in Awendo area in Dandora phase 4 where there was heavy police presence after claims that a woman had been raped in the area.

However, in Githurai 45, tension still remained high in Migingo area after word went round that a child had been killed following an argument between two women over the Supreme Court’s ruling.


The tensions caught the attention of Ruiru MP Simon Ng’ang’a King’ara who visited the area accompanied by police officers and the provincial administration to pacify the agitated riders and bring peace to the area.

“Let us coexist here in peace as brothers and sisters and leave politics behind us,” urged the legislator.