Thursday, April 8, 2021

Kenyan police storms Communist Party offices in Nairobi

In an arbitrary move Kenyan police stormed on Wednesday 7 April the headquarters of the Communist Party of Kenya in Nairobi and proceeded to the arrest of party members. 
The operation of the police took place without any court warrant. 

According to the Communist Party, the police officers were intent on breaking into the strong room where key party records are kept. 

Among the party members who were arrested was Gitahi Ngunyi, a Central Committee member in charge of workers and cooperatives.

Subsequently, the arrested Kenyan communists were released on bail and set to appear in court on Friday, where they will be charged with violating Covid-19 restriction measures imposed by the government. 

In a statement the Communist Party of Swaziland condemns yesterday's events in Nairobi declaring that it "stands in unconditional solidarity with the Communist Party of Kenya and the working class of that country in these difficult times, joins the Party in rejecting the irrational Covid-19 restrictions while demanding for more concrete support for the ordinary people". 

Furthermore, the statement adds that "the anti-communist and anti-working class agenda is rife among many elite African leaders and is set to deepen as the revolutionary movement of the masses continues to grow. Many African leaders continue to dutifully play their puppet roles with distinction in the benefit of imperialism, a permanent enemy of the African peoples".