Kenya accuses US as tear gas breaks up rally

2014-02-13 17:08


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Nairobi - Police in downtown Nairobi have fired tear gas to break up an anti-government demonstration as the government accused the United States of aiming to overthrow it.

Police broke up the demonstration on Thursday as the government's National Security Advisory Committee asked the ministry of foreign affairs to summon the US government aid arm Usaid.

 The security committee said it wants to learn of Usaid's alleged plans to "topple the government using activists".

The security committee said it possesses credible intelligence documents detailing how Usaid has funded demonstrations by activists, and it said that America's plans to destabilise the government will not be tolerated.

The US Embassy did not have any immediate comment.

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