Kenyan police use tear gas to disperse protesters

2017-10-11 14:24
A NASA supporter takes part in a protest in Nairobi. (Sayyid Abdul Azim, AP)

A NASA supporter takes part in a protest in Nairobi. (Sayyid Abdul Azim, AP)

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Nairobi - Police in Kenya's capital have used tear gas to disperse thousands of opposition protesters holding peaceful demonstrations demanding reforms to the election commission, a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew from this month's new presidential vote.

Police dispersed protesters who gathered in a Nairobi park and tried to make their way to the election commission's offices.

Protesters regrouped at another park and walked to the offices, where dozens of anti-riot police were lined up.

Odinga's legal challenge led to the Supreme Court nullifying the August election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner.

But he withdrew from the new vote ordered by the court, saying that without reforms the vote risks having the same problems.

Wednesday's protest was led by leaders of Odinga's opposition National Super Alliance.

Read more on:    raila odinga  |  kenya  |  east africa

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