Kenyan police have fired tear gas to break up protests over electoral reforms ahead of general elections next year, reports AP news agency
Its journalists saw police beating some protesters who had gathered outsides the offices of Kenya’s electoral commission in the capital Nairobi.
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:
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