More demonstrations in Downtown Nairobi

Yes there is an agreement, and yes there is still peace (more on that later.) But street vendors are not so happy. Before the election, officials looked the other way while street vendors took over the downtown streets. (Every vote counts.) Now that things are “back to normal” they are being restricted to a special market built just for them. From what I hear the big issue is the amount they are being charged to set up stalls. ($2-3 a day is a lot to pay on the thin profit margins they have.) 

So while the teargas is flying . . . no one here is really that worried. These are “normal” protests, not life-threatening-the-country-is-on-the-brink type demonstrations. What a difference a week with a peace agreement can make!!

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