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Kenyan police fire tear gas at protesters

Policemen beat a protester inside a building during clashes in Nairobi, Kenya May 16, 2016.

Kenyan police fire tear gas at protesters

Kenyan police have fired tear gas to break up protests over electoral reforms ahead of general elections next year, reports AP news agency
Opposition supporters, some carrying rocks, flee from clouds of tear gas fired by riot police, during a protest in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Monday, May 16, 2016.
Its journalists saw police beating some protesters who had gathered outsides the offices of Kenya’s electoral commission in the capital Nairobi.
 protestors running away

The protests are led by opposition leader Raila Odinga,who says polls in 2017 cannot be free and fair if the current election commission remains in place . He has called for its commissioners to be removed from office.

Opposition groups have vowed to hold protests every Monday at the offices of the electoral commission until it is dissolved, reports the BBC’s Janet Onyango.

These pictures, taken by the BBC’s Peter Njoroge show scenes earlier on in the protest:

Policeman
Protester

 

The Kenyan army killed 21 al Shabaab militants in Somalia

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An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris was forced to land in Kenya

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Pope Francis began a three-country pilgrimage to Africa

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A Kenyan lawyer has offered 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in to marry Obama’s daughter Malia.

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Gunmen attacked a Garissa University college campus in northeast Kenya

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