Kenya protests against IEBC spread to Mombasa

Kenya protests against IEBC spread to Mombasa

Monday, May 23, 2016 9:37 am


teargas thrown by Kenya police at Mombasa protesters on Monday. Photo People Daily

teargas thrown by Kenya police at Mombasa protesters on Monday. Photo People Daily

Kenyan police in the port city of Mombasa today fired teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding the removal of an electoral oversight body which opposition parties want scrapped.

Kenya Police on patrol in Mombasa. Photo People Daily

Kenya Police on patrol in Mombasa. Photo People Daily

The witness said police had earlier been seen patrolling the streets in riot gear, while businesses remained closed for fear of looting.A Reuters reporter saw about three hundred protesters waving placards reading “IEBC must go home now”, a reference to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

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