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Kenya: Bus set ablaze, tear gas billows as opposition clash with security forces01:56

Kenya: Bus set ablaze, tear gas billows as opposition clash with security forces

Kenya, Nairobi
November 17, 2017 at 15:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Kenyan security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in Nairobi on Friday. The protesters were attempting to reach the city's airport to welcome the returning opposition leader Raila Odinga. Police had reportedly previously warned that the protesters would be blocked from accessing the airport.

Security forces attempted to control the crowds, using tear gas against protesters. In the midst of the disorder a bus was seen on fire in the Kenyan capital's streets.

Odinga has urged his supporters to demonstrate against last month's repeated presidential vote.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote with a turnout of just under 39 percent. He had already won elections on August 8, the results of which were subsequently annulled because of “irregularities.”

Las fuerzas de seguridad de Kenia se enfrentaron con manifestantes antigubernamentales en Nairobi el viernes. Los manifestantes intentaban llegar al aeropuerto de la ciudad para recibir al líder de la oposición, Raila Odinga, a su llegada. Según los informes, la policía había advertido previamente que los manifestantes no podrían acceder al aeropuerto.

Las fuerzas de seguridad intentaron controlar a la multitud utilizando gas lacrimógeno contra los manifestantes. En medio del desorden, un autobús fue visto ardiendo en las calles de la capital de Kenia.

Odinga ha instado a sus seguidores a manifestarse contra las elecciones presidenciales del mes pasado.

El presidente de Kenia, Uhuru Kenyatta, obtuvo el 98 por ciento de los votos con una participación de poco menos del 39 por ciento. Ya había ganado las elecciones el 8 de agosto, cuyos resultados fueron posteriormente anulados debido a "irregularidades".

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Kenyan security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in Nairobi on Friday. The protesters were attempting to reach the city's airport to welcome the returning opposition leader Raila Odinga. Police had reportedly previously warned that the protesters would be blocked from accessing the airport.

Security forces attempted to control the crowds, using tear gas against protesters. In the midst of the disorder a bus was seen on fire in the Kenyan capital's streets.

Odinga has urged his supporters to demonstrate against last month's repeated presidential vote.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote with a turnout of just under 39 percent. He had already won elections on August 8, the results of which were subsequently annulled because of “irregularities.”

Las fuerzas de seguridad de Kenia se enfrentaron con manifestantes antigubernamentales en Nairobi el viernes. Los manifestantes intentaban llegar al aeropuerto de la ciudad para recibir al líder de la oposición, Raila Odinga, a su llegada. Según los informes, la policía había advertido previamente que los manifestantes no podrían acceder al aeropuerto.

Las fuerzas de seguridad intentaron controlar a la multitud utilizando gas lacrimógeno contra los manifestantes. En medio del desorden, un autobús fue visto ardiendo en las calles de la capital de Kenia.

Odinga ha instado a sus seguidores a manifestarse contra las elecciones presidenciales del mes pasado.

El presidente de Kenia, Uhuru Kenyatta, obtuvo el 98 por ciento de los votos con una participación de poco menos del 39 por ciento. Ya había ganado las elecciones el 8 de agosto, cuyos resultados fueron posteriormente anulados debido a "irregularidades".

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