Thousands of anti-government protesters marched on the streets of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Monday.

Iran PressAfrica: Opposition leader Raila Odinga joined protesters on the western side of the capital where his convoy attracted thousands of supporters. He addressed them at various stops calling for electoral justice and reduced prices for food items.

Police used a water cannon and tear gas to disperse supporters. Police chief Japheth Koome insists that the protests are illegal but Odinga says Kenyans have a right to demonstrate.

Odinga and his party, Azimio la Umoja–One Kenya Coalition, are leading the protests against the rising cost of living and calling for President William Ruto's resignation, saying he wasn't validly elected in last year's election.

More than a dozen civil society groups have in a joint statement expressed concern over police declaring Monday's protests illegal and urged authorities to uphold people's constitutional right to peaceful demonstrations.


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