Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader

Two people were killed on Friday as the police under Kenya's competitive authoritarian regime tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi. Read more about this in Thomas Mokoya and Baz Ratner's article in Reuters.

(Reuters) - Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, a Reuters photographer said.

Police fired tear gas at the convoy and used water cannon as they tried to stop it reaching the capital’s main business district. Some protesters threw stones at police. TV footage showed two vehicles on fire.

The deaths occurred as police and protesters fought on one of the main roads leading to the business district, the photographer, who was at the scene, said.

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