Kenya : Police use tear gas, batons to disperse opposition protesters in Kenya
on 2017/9/27 14:26:23
Kenya

Kenyan riot police have clashed with opposition protesters staging a rally against election officials in the capital city, Nairobi.

Police fired tear gas canisters and used batons on Tuesday to disperse the protesters calling for the election officials to be fired and prosecuted before a re-run of a contested presidential vote.

Several volleys of tear gas were fired at protestors near the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) headquarters in central Nairobi, a Reuters witness said.

Security officers also beat some of the protesters with batons after regrouping with backup forces.

Supporters of the opposition National Super Alliance coalition marched in several cities across the country.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who lost his bid to be elected president on August 8, has got another chance when the vote is re-run after the Supreme Court annulled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities.

The court ruling on September 1 said a repeat election should be held within 60 days, but Odinga has said he would not participate in the re-run scheduled for October 26 if officials at the election board are not sacked and prosecuted.

Previous article - Next article Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2017/11/18 14:57:08 - Zimbabwe crisis seems like coup: African Union
2017/11/18 14:55:43 - Zimbabwe's ruling party calls on Mugabe to step down after military takeover
2017/11/18 14:51:50 - Three killed as Kenyan police disperse Odinga supporters
2017/11/18 14:50:49 - US now has significantly more troops in Somalia
2017/11/18 14:48:57 - Mugabe makes first public appearance since coup
2017/11/18 14:46:39 - ‘Police, opposition protesters clash in Kenyan capital’
2017/11/18 14:45:48 - President Mugabe refuses to resign after meeting generals
2017/11/18 14:44:32 - Three militant killed, 74 arrested in Egypt’s raids in Sinai
2017/11/18 14:43:34 - Zimbabwe opposition leader returns home after coup
2017/11/18 14:38:03 - UN agrees to deploy extra peacekeepers to Central African Republic
2017/10/2 15:44:06 - 7 shot dead as Cameroon Anglophone protest for independence
2017/10/2 15:43:09 - Madagascar plague kills 24, triggering WHO fears
2017/10/2 15:42:03 - Port of Benghazi in Libya reopens after 3-year closure
2017/10/2 15:40:54 - Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu
2017/10/2 15:39:58 - Up to 30 feared dead as DR Congo army plane crashes
2017/10/2 15:39:12 - Shootings leave nearly dozen dead in South Africa: Police
2017/10/2 15:38:14 - Libya’s Haftar requests helicopters from Europe to curb migration
2017/10/2 15:37:17 - UN Human Rights Council extends Burundi abuses probe
2017/10/2 15:36:31 - Violent protest hits Walmart's South Africa unit
2017/10/2 15:35:45 - Al-Shabab attacks base in Somalia, kills 15

The comments are owned by the author. We aren't responsible for their content.