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Kenya police fire tear gas to scatter opposition

26 April 2016 7:52


Police in Kenya have used tear gas to scatter opposition leaders and their supporters demanding the dissolution of the country’s electoral commission before next year’s elections.

On Monday, the Kenyan riot police fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse some 500 demonstrators trying to break through police lines and storm the electoral commission offices in the country’s capital, Nairobi.

Several protesters were arrested and at least two policemen were injured by stones, police said.

The opposition accuses the electoral commission of being biased and failing to act on their complaints over Kenya’s last presidential election in 2013, citing a series of irregularities that skewed the results.

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