Kenya po­lice tear gas protesters

Truro Daily News - - CLASSIFIED­S/WORLD -

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.

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