On Thursday, police in Nairobi arrested 40 opposition supporters who were protesting the high cost of living in the country.
After a brief chase, the 40 supporters of the Nairobi chapter of the Movement for the Defense of Democracy (Power to the People) were confronted and detained by police at Railways Roundabout and outside the National Archives.
According to police, the group held an illegal assembly and did not notify them of their march plans.
Nairobi police chief Adamson Bungei said reasonable force was used to disperse them, and 40 protesters were arrested as a result.
According to witnesses and police, the march was mostly peaceful before it was dispersed.
Police said they found 75 jungle green shirts, 29 red berets with the Movement for the Defense of Democracy badge, 97 small Kenyan flags, various trumpets, blue helmets, and packets of plastic whistles.
The group was scheduled to appear in court on Friday on charges of participating in an unlawful assembly in violation of Section 78 (1) as read with Section 79 of the penal code.
This comes as Raila Odinga, the leader of Azimio la Umoja, intensifies his preparations for a planned mass protest over the high cost of living.