Police seal off Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi ahead of NASA rally (Photos)

Police tear-gas a Raila Odinga rally at Jacaranda grounds, Eastlands, Nairobi. [Photo: Courtesy]

Police on Tuesday sealed off Jacaranda grounds where the National Super Alliance had planned to hold a memorial service for 27 supporters killed during election protests, even as President Uhuru Kenyatta is sworn in for a second term at Kasarani stadium.

City mortuary has also been sealed off by police and families of deceased denied access.

Police in full anti-riot gear threw teargas everywhere including residential estates as NASA supporters blocked road.

Police officers seal-off road leading to Jacaranda Grounds. (Photo: Courtesy)
Jacaranda Grounds in Nairobi. (Photo: Courtesy)


Police seal-off Jacaranda Grounds
Vehicle torched near Jacaranda grounds

Protesters light fires along Manyanja Road in Donholm. (Photo: Courtesy)

(Photo: Courtesy)

Raila had dismissed plans to have a parallel swearing-in ceremony saying it would only lead to anarchy and probably lead to more deaths.

He cited Ivory Coast and Gambia which had been faced by a similar election crisis culminating in the parallel swearing-in of Alassane Quatara and Adama Barrow respectively, saying their situation was not the same as Kenya.