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Wednesday 21 February 2018

'Three injured' at opposition protest in Kenya against electoral commission

Opposition party supporters shout slogans as they hold posters (AP)
Opposition party supporters shout slogans as they hold posters (AP)

Three people were seriously injured during opposition protests to push for changes to Kenya's electoral commission before fresh presidential elections, a witness said.

An Associated Press reporter said on Monday that one man was shot and the gunman drove a car that injured two other protesters before driving away.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for countrywide protests to urge reforms to the electoral commission ahead of the October 26 election.

The Supreme Court nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election citing illegalities in the August 8 vote and the electoral commission's refusal to allow scrutiny of its computer system.

Justices said by failing to allow the investigation the commission failed to disprove Mr Odinga's claim that hackers infiltrated the servers and altered the vote in favour of Mr Kenyatta.

AP

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