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Scores injured in Kisumu during anti-IEBC protests

By Standard Reporter | Updated Mon, May 16th 2016 at 12:52 GMT +3
Police in Kisumu disperse protesters.

Kisumu, Kenya: Scores were injured Monday morning as police dispersed Cord supporters in anti-IEBC protest in Kisumu; area MPs and youth had to run for their dear lives as police lobbed teargas at them and  fired bullets in the air.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has cited failure by relevant Government institutions to act on grievances against the electoral commission as one of the reasons they resorted to public protests.

Raila cited Jubilee’s control of the National Assembly, which dismissed a petition against the polls’ chiefs, and the failure by the anti-corruption agency to charge electoral commissioners over the Chickengate scandal, to justify Opposition protests to kick out Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners.

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