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Activists protest against security law

Dozens of protesters from civil society groups held peaceful demonstrations along City Hall Way heading towards parliament road on Thursday mid-morning.

The demonstrators did not carry placards, but were chanting slogans against the controversial Security Laws Bill.

They said passing of the Bill as it is would deprive them of the right to hold peaceful demonstrations.

This happened even as the planned #Occupyparliament protests that had been slated for 6 am failed to kick off.

Heavy police presence was notable outside the Parliament buildings with several trucks full of anti-riot police packed along parliament road.

Officers riding on horses and others walking with patrol dogs were also outside the buildings.

Cord senators Moses Wetangula, Bonny Khalwale and Johnstone Muthama were also at the parliament’s public gallery observing the proceedings.

House Speaker Justin Muturi ordered for the senators to be ejected from the gallery for shouting and waving.

The Speaker, however, had to adjourn the sittings till 11:35 a.m. after members interrupted the house committee session throwing papaers on the floor of the house.