May 16, 2016 / 11:37 AM / in 2 years

Kenyan police fire tear gas at stone-throwing protesters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police fired tear gas and water cannon on Monday at stone-throwing protesters during a demonstration in the centre of Nairobi against an electoral oversight body which the opposition want scrapped, a Reuters witness said.

Protesters run away from the police during clashes in Nairobi, Kenya May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

It was the third time in the less than a month that a protest against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) led to police firing tear gas.

Reporting by George Obulutsa; Writing by Edmund Blair

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