July 25th 2017

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Pupils paralyze Jogoo Road protesting killing of colleague

Travelers were stranded on the road for hours as paralysis caused a serious jam which spread to town and Donholm area. The protests inconvenienced travelers including workers rushing to report to work on time

By Phillip MuleeWednesday, 14 Jun 2017 12:03 EAT

Police officers guarding pupils and stopping vehicles from going either way of Jogoo road at Mbotela area. (Photo: Philip Mulee/ Kenya Free Press).

Jogoo road was this morning paralyzed after pupils of St. Ann Primary School blocked it protesting the killing of one of them by a matatu yesterday.

The pupils in hundreds sat on the road on both sides as police kept guard stopping vehicles from going either way at Mbotela area.

Pupils of St. Ann Primary School protesting on  part of Jogoo road.

Travelers were stranded on the road for hours as paralysis caused a serious jam which spread to town and Donholm area. The protests inconvenienced travelers including workers rushing to report to work on time.

Pupil of St. Ann Primary School seated on part Jogoo as the protest the killing of their colleague.

Some people were forced to walk to city center while some vehicles rerouted to other roads including Eastleigh and Mombasa road to connect to town. Those who were held by the jam resorted to reporting the happenings on twitter or WhatsApp. “Very sad! Jogoo road matatus are driven by lunatics” one message beamed.

“Traffic at Jogoo road is in a mess @tracywamaitha

“Jogoo road is a classroom today. Use Thika road. A matatus knocked a kid…

“Some kids have paralyzed Jogoo road. GHAI! via@misskenyatta.

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