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KENYA: Police Tears-Gas Chantin Odinga Supporters


Kenyan police fired tear-gas on Wednesday at a group of 100 chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, shortly after their political leader claimed “massive” fraud in this week’s elections.

Witnesses said after the police fired the tear gas, the protesters, who had been chanting “No Raila, no peace,” scattered.

Earlier, Odinga said hackers broke into Kenya’s election commission computer systems and database overnight, leading to massive and extensive vote fraud that nullified the published victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking at a news conference, Odinga urged his supporters to remain calm.

His deputy Kalonzo Muyoka repeated the call for calm but said the opposition might call for unspecified action at a later date.

Odinga rejected early results of a presidential election on Wednesday that showed he was losing to incumbent and long-time rival Uhuru Kenyatta, stoking fears that his disgruntled supporters could take to the streets.