Kenyans demand election reforms as police fire teargas

A supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, lies on the ground after a police truck hit his motorbike during a protest along a street in Nairobi, Kenya, October 11, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

JOHANNESBURG – Kenyan police have fired teargas on thousands of opposition supporters demanding election reforms.

On Tuesday, opposition leader, Raila Odinga, announced his withdrawal from this month's presidential election re-run.

Odinga said the vote can't be free and fair because of the country's current circumstances.

READ: Kenya's Odinga says more protests on the cards

President Uhuru Kenyatta said the election will go ahead even if he's the only candidate.

Odinga contested August's election results in the country's Supreme Court.

The court ordered a rerun scheduled for the 26th of October.

The electoral commission is expected to announce the way forward on Wednesday.


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