Kenyan police disperse protesters in port city of Mombasa

by Reuters 0

Kenyan police in the port city of Mombasa fired teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding the removal of an electoral oversight body which opposition parties want scrapped, a Reuters witness said.

The witness said police had earlier been seen patrolling the streets in riot gear, while businesses remained closed for fear of looting.

The Reuters witness saw about three hundred protesters waving placards reading “IEBC must go home now”, a reference to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.