Kenyan police use tear gas to disperse opposition supporters in Nairobi

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PROTESTERS IN STREETS, POLICE OFFICERS PATROLLING STREETS, TEAR GAS BEING FIRED AT PROTESTERS, CLOUDS OF TEAR GAS, POLICE VEHICLES

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SHOWS: NAIROBI, KENYA (OCTOBER 16, 2017) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. PROTESTERS MARCHING, PROTESTERS ON MOTORCYCLES

2. CONVOY OF OPPOSITION MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT VEHICLES DRIVING, PROTESTERS MARCHING IN STREET

3. PROTESTERS MARCHING AND CHANTING

4. PROTESTERS RUNNING, OPPOSITION MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT VEHICLES DRIVING PAST

5. POLICE OFFICERS RUNNING

6. POLICE OFFICERS WALKING/ POLICE OFFICER FIRING TEAR GAS

7. SECURITY VEHICLE DRIVING IN STREET WITH CLOUD OF TEAR GAS

8. JOURNALISTS FILMING AND TAKING PICTURES IN STREET WITH CLOUD OF TEAR GAS

9. VEHICLES DRIVING PAST/ JOURNALISTS RUNNING/ CLOUD OF TEAR GAS

10. SECURITY VEHICLE FILLED WITH POLICE OFFICERS DRIVING

STORY: Police used tear gas in Nairobi on Monday (October 16) to disperse protesters who took to the streets to press home their demand for wide-ranging reforms.

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who withdrew from a presidential election re-run set for October 26 urged his supporters on Sunday (October 15) to hold protests.

Authorities have banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots in a bid to keep a lid on mounting political turmoil in the build-up to the repeat vote, in which Odinga had been set to challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta once again.

For the past two weeks, police used tear gas to disperse opposition demonstrations held twice weekly in the country’s three biggest cities. The protesters had been calling on the election board to make reforms to ensure a fair poll.

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