Updated 15 July 2019
Senators and governors are expected to stage a demonstration in Nairobi on Monday, July 15, over a controversial Division of Revenue bill, which will give counties reduced funds over previous years. Protesters are expected to march to the National Assembly, to demand explanations from MPs on why they voted to cut fund allocations.
Ride-sharing service drivers are expected to strike in Nairobi and other urban centers from Monday, July 15, until further notice, to demand better salaries and working conditions. Platforms such as Uber, Taxify, Little Cab, Pewin Cabs, and Fone Taxi will all be affected by the strike.
A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions
Traffic delays due to strikes and demonstrations
Interruptions to ride-sharing services are anticipated in cities affected by the strikes, notably in Nairobi, over the coming hours and days
Related demonstrations may result in traffic disruptions.
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent
Allow extra time for travel
Avoid traveling through city centers and take bypasses
If you are caught in a blockade:
Do not exit your vehicle
Call the authorities
Police Department +254 736 350100
For emergencies, dial 999 or 112
Monitor local and social media for updates
Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy
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