Kenya: Police fire tear gas in clashes with protesters over election

Riot police fired tear gas against opposition supporters in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Saturday as the ongoing unrest surrounding the re-run of the country’s presidential election continued. Protesters retaliated by throwing rocks and other projectiles in Nairobi's Kawangware neighbourhood. Thursday’s election was postponed 'until further notice' in four out of 47 counties following... Еще clashes between opposition supporters and police. At least six people have been killed and more than 30 injured in the ensuing violence. Opposition leader Raila Odinga is boycotting the elections, saying they will not be free and fair. He also withdrew from Kenya's upcoming vote after claiming that the electoral commission had not taken measures necessary to ensure a fair election for the second round. After initially calling for protests during polling day, Odinga has since encouraged voters to stay at home and boycott the vote. The original election in August was nullified by the Supreme Court following protests and a legal challenge over alleged vote-rigging in favour of current president Uhuru Kenyatta.

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