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Kenyan police fire tear gas to disperse opposition supporters

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 00:50

Riot police, water cannon and tear gas were used against opposition supporters in Kenya as Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Kenya's riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering and tear-gassed people trying to approach it as President Uhuru Kenyatta was inaugurated on Tuesday (November 28). Kenyatta won a second, five-year term on October 26 in a repeat presidential election boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who said it would not be free and fair. The Supreme Court nullified the first presidential election, in August, over irregularities. The opposition planned to hold a prayer meeting in the capital on Tuesday, saying it wanted to commemorate the lives of Odinga supporters killed during confrontations with the security forces over the election period. More than 70 people have been killed in political violence this election season, mostly by the police. A Reuters team at the scene of the planned rally said the area had been sealed off by seven truck loads of police in riot gear. Two water cannon were standing by and a helicopter hovered overhead.

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Kenyan police fire tear gas to disperse opposition supporters

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 00:50