Opposition supporters' protests rock Kenya

Supporters of Kenya's opposition coalition, the National super Alliance (Nasa), stage a demonstration in Nairobi on October 11, 2017. BRIAN MOSETI | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

Supporters of Kenya's opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (Nasa), Wednesday heeded their leaders' call to stage protests against the national electoral agency.

The latest demonstrations came a day after the Nasa flag bearer, Mr Raila Odinga, announced the coalition's withdrawal from the October 26 repeat presidential election.

Nasa accuses the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of rejecting its conditions that would level the playing field for the repeat duel.

The Supreme Court of Kenya on September 1 nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities and illegalities during the August 8 poll.

President Kenyatta and his ruling Jubilee Party insist the election must be held on October 26, as is in accordance with the constitution.

In Nairobi, security agencies engaged the demonstrators in running battles, as some ugly scenes, including the stoning of vehicles and looting, were witnessed.

The demonstrators in the third largest city of Kisumu in western Kenya, chanted: "No reforms, no elections".

The Nasa leaders have now called for daily demonstrations beginning next week, in the quest for the electoral reforms.

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