November 28, 2017 / 6:37 AM / 4 months ago

Kenya police fire teargas to control crowd gathering for inauguration

NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday to try to control a crowd of thousands of people trying to force their way into a stadium to attend the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

People barge into the stadium grounds ahead of the inauguration ceremony to swear in Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

In a separate part of the capital city, where opposition leader Raila Odinga had planned to hold a rival meeting, police sealed off the area and lobbed teargas at opposition supporters trying to gather there.

reporting by Duncan Miriri and George Obulutsa; writing by Katharine Houreld

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