• The suspects are expected to face charges ranging from robbery with violence, malicious damage to public property and assault among other allied offences.
• According to the statement, more images are being gathered and shall be updated.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has launched a manhunt for suspects alleged to have engaged in acts of violence during the Monday protests.
The DCI has alternatively requested the suspects to present themselves at the Serious Crimes offices based at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road or at their nearest police station before close of business on Friday for further action.
The DCI in a statement on Friday released the images of the suspects through its social media handles.
According to the statement, more images are being gathered and shall be updated.
The suspects are expected to face charges ranging from robbery with violence, malicious damage to public property and assault among other allied offences.
According to the DCI, the suspects who took advantage of the demonstrations were captured on camera destroying public property, attacking innocent members of the public and hurling projectiles at police officers who were on duty protecting life and property.
“As a result, property of unknown value was destroyed while a total of 33 officers suffered injuries of various degrees and some are still recuperating at various hospitals in the city,” the DCI said.
“A firearm whose magazine was loaded with 15 rounds of 9mm calibre was also lost by one of our officers, after he was attacked by a gang of a well-coordinated riotous mob, as the officers prevented destruction of public property in Embakasi area of Nairobi County,” the DCI added.
The DCI noted that while the right to assemble, picket and petition is enshrined in the Constitution, the rights should be exercised with civility and should not infringe on the rights of others.
Meanwhile, the DCI has called on the public to volunteer information that may lead to their arrest through the #FichuakwaDCI toll free number 0800 722 203.
Chaos and looting rocked protests led by the Raila lead Azimio La Umoja Coalition attempted march to State House on Monday.
Business activities, especially within the Central Business District, were disrupted as public service vehicles stayed off the road. Many offices remained closed as police fired tear gas at protesters.
Ugly scenes were witnessed in Nairobi, Kisumu and Migori counties where businesses were brought to a standstill and deserted for most of the day.
The Monday protests over the high cost of living left 20 officers injured, police authorities have said.