Kenya Police Fire Teargas To Disperse Opposition Supporters

By George Obulutsa

Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday to disperse thousands of opposition supporters gathering in central Nairobi to celebrate the planned swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition gather ahead of Odinga's planned swearing-in ceremony as the President of the People's Assembly at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition gather ahead of Odinga’s planned swearing-in ceremony as the President of the People’s Assembly at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Odinga says he, and not President Uhuru Kenyatta, is the country’s rightful leader. Odinga lost an Aug. 8 presidential election that was nullified by the Supreme Court, and boycotted a repeat poll on Oct. 25, saying it would not be free and fair.

 writing by Katharine Houreld, Editing by William Maclean

Source: af.reuters.com

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