Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Three Killed as Anti-IEBC Protesters Clash With Police in Kenya

At least three protesters have been killed in demonstration against the Electoral Commission.  The protests took place in several cities of Western Kenya.

Our Eastern Africa correspondent reports that it is the 4th week running for the protests, called by the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).

Police in the port city of Mombasa fired teargas to disperse the demonstrators against an electoral body, which opposition parties want scrapped.

About 300 protesters marched with placards reading “IEBC must go home now”, a reference to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Meanwhile, the government has called on the CORD party not to stage street protests against the IEBC and asked them to pursue other peaceful means to bring about change.

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