NAIROBI, Kenya (NEWsnet/AP) — Protests continued in Kenya’s capital Tuesday over a finance bill that would raise the cost of living.

President William Ruto said he does not intend to sign it, in the wake of the storming of parliament last week.

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Nairobi as many businesses remained closed for fear of looting. The main highway to Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa, was closed as protesters lit bonfires.

Some protesters are urging Ruto to resign and accuse him of bad governance.

Some have expressed concern that Kenyans are using the unrest as an excuse to cause violence.

“Goons have infiltrated,” one organizer, Hanifa Farsafi, wrote on X.

The president has offered to have dialogue with Kenya youth and has promised budget cuts on travel and hospitality for his office in line with some protesters’ demands. As unemployment remains high and prices rise, there has been outrage over the luxurious lives of the president and other senior officials.

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