Kenyan artists face arrest for painting Öcalan's murals in Nairobi

Kenyan artists are under pressure to be arrested for depicting Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan in their works. "We will not bow in the face of the threat," the artists stated.

Kenyan artists who paint portraits on the walls of Nairobi in support of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan's freedom are under threat of arrest.

Wahenga, an artist collective, began painting murals in Nairobi in support of the Kurdish People's Leader's release. When the issue of Abdullah Öcalan's release was addressed, the Nairobi Municipality threatened the group with arrest, which had painted over 100 murals in various locations of the city.

Making a statement on the subject, the artists stated that they would not bow to threats, stressing that the concepts of democratic confederalism advanced by Abdullah Öcalan were met with great enthusiasm.