- Title: Police fire tear gas to disperse Odinga supporters in Kisumu
- Date: 9th August 2017
- Summary: KISUMU, KENYA (AUGUST 9, 2017) (REUTERS) POLICE ON STREET POLICE PATROLLING PROTESTERS SETTING FIRE TO TYRES VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS SHOUTING (English): "UHURU MUST GO" TYRES ON FIRE NEXT TO POLICE TRUCK PROTESTER DRAGGING A TABLE INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS TO DISPERSE PROTESTERS POLICE WALKING AND FIRING TEAR GAS POLICE HELICOPTER FLYING OVERHEAD FIRE BURNING AT ROAD INTERSECTION VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS SHOUTING (English/Luo): "NO RAILA, NO PEACE", HOLDING UP ELECTION LEAFLETS (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER, SAYING: "Let peace reign, and peace will only reign if they can accept to our demands. Because our demands are here with us, (points to a NASA poster). We want him (opposition candidate Raila Odinga) to stand firm behind us, we are not here to cause destructive, but we are fighting hard to get our rights. Because we voted, and we need to see the best results, not what we are seeing." PROTESTERS THROWING STONES POLICE HELICOPTER
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2017 11:22
- Keywords: Raila Odinga Uhuru Kenyatta Kisumu protesters opposition supporters tear gas
- Location: KISUMU, KENYA
- City: KISUMU, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TFOW93
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Police fired tear gas on Wednesday (August 9) in Kisumu, a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga, shortly after he claimed "massive" fraud in Tuesday's (August 8) elections.
Around 100 of Odinga's supporters chanted "No Raila, no peace," as they burned tyres in the streets of the western Kenyan city.
Odinga had urged his supporters to remain calm, but said "I don't control the people".
His deputy Kalonzo Musyoka has also called for calm but said the opposition might call for unspecified "action" at a later date.
As of 0300 GMT, the election commission website put President Uhuru Kenyatta in front. He had 55.1 percent of votes counted to 44 percent for Odinga - a margin of nearly 1.4 million ballots with more than 80 percent of polling stations reported.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2017. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None