Kenyan police, on Monday, teargased school children protesting the sale of their playground to a private developer. The students, who are of the Lang’ata school, resumed after a two-week teachers strike to find their playground fenced off. The protest against the city councils action included political activists. The school, with a student population of about 1,000, comprising pupils of ages three and 14, is run by Nairobi city council. Some of the students were said to have been injured in the polices effort to disperse them. A police officer pelted with a stone among the protesters was also injured.
The city council, the BBC said, has not commented on the legal status of the sold playground, which is public land.