Police in Kenya have made arrests and fired tear gas at protesters who were against misuse of Covid-19 funds.

The protesters had congregated at Uhuru Park, in the capital Nairobi.

One of the protesters said 12 people had been arrested:

The hashtag #ArrestCovid19Thieves was trending in Kenya as activists demanded accountability on Covid-19 funds.

The protests come after reports of alleged misuse of funds and diversion of donations meant to combat the pandemic.

The government has however denied misappropriating funds despite earlier calls for investigations.