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Protesters Enter Parliament, Burn Section Of It

Protests engage security officers outside Parliament.

Several protesters were shot dead after they entered Parliament during the Occupy Parliament protests on Tuesday, June 25.

According to sources who spoke to WoK, more than 10 people are dead with dozens injured.

A section of the National Assembly was burnt with reports of Members of Parliament injured, while others fainted while trying to run away from protesters.

Senate Speaker Amason Kingi was rushed to hospital by an ambulance after getting caught up during the confrontations.

During protests, a police truck was burnt.

Earlier on Tuesday, the National Assembly approved the contentious finance bill.

The Finance Bill aims to raise additional taxes as part of an effort to lighten the heavy debt load, with interest payments alone consuming 37% of annual revenue. The majority of the amendments which have sailed through were moved by the Finance Committee chaired by Kimani Kuria and a section of legislators from the Kenya Kwanza Alliance side.

The parliament approved the measures before adjourning as protesters swarmed outside the building with many entering it later.

City Hall was also burnt by protesters who continued running battles in the CBD with police.

Businesses in Nairobi were shut with transport was paralyzed across the city.

The Kenya Human Rights Commission said it witnessed police firing live bullets at protesters.

“KHRC has witnessed police firing their guns when protesters marched along City Hall Way. KHRC warns police against shooting protesters,”

“To President William Ruto: the world is watching your descent into tyranny! Your regime’s actions is an assult on democracy. All those involved in the shooting – actively or passively – must be held to account.” The commissioned said.