‘Shaken to the core’: Kenya shocked as protests turn deadly

NAIROBI: Kenya was in a state of shock on Wednesday following unprecedented scenes that saw parts of parliament set ablaze and gutted as protests over planned tax hikes turned deadly and prompted President William Ruto’s government to deploy the military. “Deaths, grievous bodily harm,” read the front page of the Standard newspaper, while the Daily Nation described the situation as “pandemonium”, saying: “The foundations of the country have been shaken to its core.”

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