Kenya police tear gas protesters
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya police Tuesday dispersed protesters in front of the electoral commission offices as controversy continued over who should conduct the fresh presidential elections. Fresh presidential elections are scheduled for Oct. 26 after the Supreme Court, earlier this month, invalidated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election win.
Police lobbed tear gas after shoving broke out between opposition supporters, who demanded the resignations and prosecutions of top officials of the electoral commission, and ruling party supporters who urged no change to the electoral body, said opposition supporter Cyrus Okemwa. Peaceful protests were carried out by hundreds of supporters in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu against the commission.
Kenyatta, whose re-election in August was cancelled by the Supreme Court, has said the electoral commission should not be changed.