Kenya bans protests

Cape Times - - WORLD NEWS -

NAIROBI: Kenya an­nounced a ban yes­ter­day on demon­stra­tions in the cen­tral busi­ness dis­tricts of key cities, in­clud­ing Nairobi amid a deep­en­ing stand-off be­tween the rul­ing party and the op­po­si­tion over a pres­i­den­tial elec­tion re-run.

In­ter­nal Se­cu­rity Min­is­ter Fred Ma­tiang’ i said protesters who vi­o­lated the ban in Nairobi, the west­ern city of Kisumu and the coastal city of Mom­basa, would be held per­son­ally li­able for any dam­age.

The three cities are strongholds of op­po­si­tion sup­port and have seen re­peated con­fronta­tions be­tween riot po­lice and op­po­si­tion sup­port­ers in re­cent weeks.

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