Hundreds of protesters march to Kenyan election board HQ

PUBLISHED: Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:10:16 GMT


Men in plain clothes fired shots in the air as hundreds of opposition supporters marched through the Kenya’s capital to its election board headquarters on Monday, a Reuters witness said.

The demonstrators were demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26.

Senator James Orengo from the opposition alliance said they also wanted to warn ruling party lawmakers not to pass a proposed amendment to the election laws that would limit circumstances in which the Supreme Court could nullify an election.

reporting by George Obulutsa; writing by Katharine Houreld; editing by John Stonestreet