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Protesters risk jail, fines for lighting bonfires on roads

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has warned protesters who light bonfires and set ablaze tyres on public roads that they risk prosecution and imprisonment. KeNHA has also notified organisers of public demonstrations they will also be prosecuted and be forced to pay for damages caused on roads by protesters.

The authority is currently taking stock of the damaged roads and expressed fears it is going to cost the taxpayer millions to repair the roads if lighting of bonfires is not stopped. KeNHA board chairman Erastus Mwongera said a report on the damage would be made public in a fortnight.

 

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