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Kenya opposition say police raid offices, but witnesses deny it

Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 00:40

Kenya's main opposition group the NASA says that police raided their offices in Nairobi, four days before the election. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Kenya's main opposition group, the National Super Alliance (NASA) said on Saturday (August 5) that police raided their offices on Friday (August 4) night, four days before the country's presidential elections - but the government quickly denied any raid had taken place, dismissing the report as "fake news". Speaking at news conference in front of the opposition's data centre in Nairobi, NASA's coalition member Senator James Orengo said a group of heavily armed policemen wearing hoods entered the premises without showing any documents. Kenyan media initially reported the raid had taken place, but then withdrew their stories from websites soon after. Police could not be reached for comment. Watchmen working at the opposition alliance building in Nairobi also told Reuters there wasn't a raid - and guards in a building opposite said they hadn't seen any sign of a raid. Orengo also said his party was trying to locate an American election data expert after he was arrested with Canadian national ahead of the August 8 polls. He said the man, who was working with the opposition leader Raila Odinga, was about to be deported from Kenya.

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Kenya opposition say police raid offices, but witnesses deny it

Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 00:40