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Kenyan police fire tear gas to disperse opposition supporters

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 00:56

Tear gas was used in Kenya's capital to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters gathered outside Nairobi's main airport. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Kenyan police fired into the air on Friday (November 17) to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters gathered outside the airport in Nairobi. Despite the police's partial ban on protests in the capital, the demonstrators gathered near the airport to wait for the return of their leader, Raila Odinga, from an overseas trip. Police were checking vehicles headed from the city center to the airport in another attempt to stop the demonstration from building. Odinga has called for a "National Resistance Movement" to protest the outcome of the repeat election, which was ordered by the Supreme Court after it annulled the results of an August poll over procedural irregularities. President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second, five-year term with 98 percent of the vote after Odinga boycotted the contest. Only 39 percent of registered voters took part. The court will rule on Monday (November 20) on cases that seek to nullify last month's repeat vote. Judges could order a fresh vote or clear the way for the incumbent to be sworn in for a second term.

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Kenyan police fire tear gas to disperse opposition supporters

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 00:56