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Kenya police fire tear gas at opposition supporters

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 01:00

Kenyan police fired tear gas at supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday amid high tension following Tuesday's closely contested election. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Police fired tear gas on Wednesday (August 9) in the western Kenyan city of Kisumu, a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga. The clashes erupted in Kisumu after Odinga spoke in Nairobi. The unarmed men, who had been chanting "No Raila, no peace," scattered shortly afterwards. Odinga urged his supporters to remain calm, but added: "I don't control the people". His deputy Kalonzo Musyoka also called for calm but said the opposition might call for unspecified "action" at a later date. President Uhuru Kenyatta had a commanding lead as votes were counted on Wednesday after Tuesday's (August 8) election, but Odinga claimed hackers broke into election commission computer systems overnight, leading to massive fraud.

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Kenya police fire tear gas at opposition supporters

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 01:00