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Police fire teargas to disperse NASA, Jubilee supporters in Kenya

Police were forced to fire tear gas to disperse NASA and Jubilee supporters after they clashed outside IEBC’s Anniversary Towers offices on Tuesday.


NASA supporters who chanted ’Chiloba must go’ were confronted by a group of Jubilee’s who shouted ’We want peace’.

Both groups fled after anti-riot officers hurled teargas canisters at them.

Coughing while scampering for safety, some of the protesters were seen running up the University of Nairobi footbridge.

Several volleys of tear gas were fired near the election commission’s headquarters, a Reuters witness said. When they regrouped, security officers fired more tear gas and beat some of them with batons.

Among those NASA wants out, for allegedly bungling the August presidential election, is Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba.

In Kisumu, Raila Odinga’s supporters marched peacefully in solidarity with their NASA counterparts in Nairobi.

They waved placards reading ’Chiloba must go’.

On foot and motorcycles, they also shouted that reforms must take place at the commission before the repeat election on October 26.

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