, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 11 – They came in their hundreds, thought they had conquered and left a horrid smell choking the air in an attempt to dissuade Members of Parliament from their clamour for higher pay.
But little did they know that the MPs could soon be smiling to the bank after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission indicated it would review their pension and give them a grant to purchase fuel guzzlers.
The activists who were once again marching behind Boniface Mwangi, wanted to get into Parliament to have a one-on-one chat with their representatives but the no-nonsense police officers would hear none of that.
And so they started launching bloody projectiles into the parliamentary buildings forcing drivers to remove their cars from the parking lot.
Missile after missile of rotten pig blood, which had been held in plastic paper bags and bottles, was hurled into Parliament, forcing law enforcers to flee for ‘safety’ and perhaps get a dash of fresh air.
“They will not allow us in but we still have to pass the message across. The MPs have to listen to us,” yelled Claire Mote.
And unlike the last demonstrations where live pigs were brandished, the activists brought with them pig entrails and even sexual organs to aid their offensive.
One shilling coins and fake Sh1,000 notes with a pig’s image at the centre were littered at the scene attracting several street urchins, eager to collect the elusive coins.
“We are going to donate the money to MPs because they don’t seem to have enough” retorted Mwangi.
The protestors began at the Freedom Corner before snaking their way into the Central Business District.
They took Uhuru Highway and headed straight for Parliament where they started chanting anti-MP anthems after corrupting various popular songs.
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