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Kenya police use tear gas on supporters welcoming opposition leader Raila Odinga

Opposition supporters are responding to a call to welcome Odinga after speaking engagements in the US and Britain over Kenya's political turmoil following a court-nullified presidential polls.

Published: 17th November 2017 02:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2017 04:44 PM   |  A+A-

In this October 18, 2017 file photo, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, left, dances after arriving at a rally attended by thousands of supporters in the Shauri Moyo area of Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo)

By Associated Press

NAIROBI: Kenyan police have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga who are trying to gather near the country's main airport to welcome him back from an overseas trip.

Today's incident was shown on live television.

Opposition supporters are responding to a call to welcome Odinga after speaking engagements in the United States and Britain over Kenya's political turmoil following a court- nullified presidential election and the fresh vote last month.

Odinga boycotted the new vote, saying electoral reforms had not been made.

President Uhuru Kenyatta's win on Oct 26 is being challenged at the Supreme Court by activists and a politician amid claims of irregularities.



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