Anti-government protests in Kenya amid worries about ethnic strife

July 7, 2014 5:43 PM

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Anti-government protests in Kenya amid worries about ethnic strife

Thousands of Kenyans joined a Nairobi rally to highlight what they see as the government's failings - worsening insecurity, living costs, corruption, terror attacks. Some fear renewed ethnic strife.

Saba-Saba ("Seven-Seven" in Kiswahili) - July 7 - is steeped in symbolism in Kenya. On July 7, 1990, opponents of President Daniel arap Moi launched mass protests against his regime, paving the way for democratic elections two years later.

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