The youths who were once the beneficiaries of the disbanded NYS and Kazi Kwa Vijana program of Devolution Ministry, blocked Juja Road as they lamented for the missing SACCO benefits.
It is clamed that the money that were deducted from their weekly pay was never given to the worker and that no one is taking responsibility to explain why.
Apparently, the officials who were involved in creating the controversial SACCO are nowhere, making it so difficult to locate the money.
Today’s demo was planned to act as the reminder for the Devolution Ministry to do something for youth’s predicaments and make the money accessible for those who deserve it.
However things got out of hand when the demonstrating youths started engaging in illegal activities, whereby forcing the law enforcement agents to act.
The idle youths hijacked a peaceful demo started robbing innocent people on the road and hurling stones at vehicles that were got up in the mess.
Female demonstrators were the worst day light robbers who targeted anyone—-leaving the community with questions whose answers are only found in guesses.
The police lobbed teargas and shot in the air to disperse the angry youth. In the process, one person was shot and seriously injured. He was rushed to the nearby hospital for first aid, before being taken to another hospital by MSF- Doctors Without Borders’ ambulance.
The most affected area that was badly affected by the demo was Mathare Number 10 and its environs. People lost there valuables in those three hours of running battles.
The main beneficiary during the demo were local criminals who took advantage of the situation and turned lawlessness into a save heaven for crimes.
Youth leaders and civil society activists did whatever they could to calm the situation and lastly, the area is calm.