Revolutionaries continue their united front activities against state repression and for basic rights
Report (with Pictures) by a Correspondent in Kenya, Revolutionary Communist International Tendency, 24th July 2020, www.thecommunists.net
After the highly successful demonstration in Nairobi on 8th June as well as the Saba Saba March on 7th July (see links to the reports below), the People's March campaign continues its activities. This campaign has been initiated by the Revolutionary Socialist League (RCIT Section in Kenya), together with the Social Justice Centers and other forces. The campaign has a 10 point platform (see below) on which it mobilizes in the poor neighbourhoods of Nairobi and other cities.
A well-attended preparation meeting of the campaign on 15th July decided to organize another march on Katiba Day on 27th August. Another conclusion was to hold mobilising meetings for this march all over the country.
One of such meetings took place in Mathare on 16 July. The meeting was attended by local youth. Representatives of the RSL showed a documentary film and gave political education (see pictures below). Similar meetings are currently taking place in other neighbourhoods in Nairobi and other cities.
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Report on the demonstration on 6th June 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/demonstration-against-police-brutality-in-nairobi-8-6-2020/
Report on the Saba Saba Peoples March 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/kenya-report-on-the-saba-saba-peoples-march-2020/
These reports also include links to reports on these demonstrations in Kenyan and global media.
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Platform of the Saba Saba People’s March'
YES TO JOBS, FOOD AND HEALTH! NO TO STATE REPRESSION AND POVERTY!
It is without a doubt that life is getting increasingly unbearable for the people of Kenya. We have witnessed a massive loss of jobs among our population and a terrible economic crisis due to state mismanagement and corruption. We are witnessing state demolitions carried out against the people. We are faced with an acute water shortage. Cases of police killings and brutality are on the increase. Majority of Kenyans cannot access proper medical services. Rent and food is unaffordable.
People in Kenya are experiencing a gigantic wave of attacks. The crisis of neoliberalism throws many millions of people into poverty, the lockdown and expansion of state repression threatens the limited democratic rights which have existed in parts of the world and the COVID-19 pandemic endangers the health and lives of many people
THEREFORE, WE THE PEOPLE OF KENYA DEMAND:
1. Provision of food for everyone
2. Immediate end to police killings and brutality and State Repression
3. Access to healthcare for everyone
4. Provision of clean water for everyone
5. Provision of decent housing for everyone, and an end to state demolitions
6. Equitable access to jobs for everyone, and an end to mass unemployment
7. Access to free quality education for everyone
8. Freedom and emancipation from foreign interests
9. Right to land for everyone
10. Immediate end to increased taxes, household and global debt
We call upon the patriotic citizens of Kenya to rise up and demand to live a dignified life!
We call upon the patriotic citizens of Kenya to join the push for equality, freedom and justice!
We call upon the people of Kenya to stand up for their sake and for the sake of future generations!
We call upon the people of Kenya to SAY NO TO STATE REPRESSION, POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT, LANDLESSNESS AND DISEASE!
We call upon the people of Kenya to join the PEOPLE’S MARCH and SAY YES TO JOBS, FOOD, HEALTH AND DIGNIFIED LIVING!
THE PEOPLE, UNITED, SHALL NEVER BE DEFEATED!