Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid, the Organisation’s Rapid Response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta and Jomvu kuu Ward MCA Athman Shebe are among those detained at the Central police station after they were arrested early Monday morning in anti- SGR protest.
The three were leading the famous ‘Black Monday’ protests at the Elephant tustsks area along Moi Avenue after police dispersed the protesters by lobbying teargas canisters.
However the three said they will never bow down to police threats and they will portests until government interevenes and provide fare share of business between the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) and long distance truck transport sector.
Addressing journalists at the Central police station where the three are detained, First action Business community Chairperson Salim Karama said the anti- SGR protests are just but beginning.
[Police disperse protesters along Moi Avenue, Mombasa. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
“You can’t arrest us for what is our right, give us our fare share of business as truck drivers and we will stop protesting,” said Mr. Karama.
He said the police were notified a week ago and they approved the peacefully demonstrations.
“Since we started our protests three months ago we have never indulged in property destruction, the government should listen to us,” he said.
Today’s black Monday was the 14th since October 2019.