Hundreds of protesters march to Kenyan election board HQ

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 09, 2017 5:47 AM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Men in plain clothes fired shots in the air as hundreds of opposition supporters marched through the Kenya's capital to its election board headquarters on Monday, a Reuters witness said.

The demonstrators were demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26.

Senator James Orengo from the opposition alliance said they also wanted to warn ruling party lawmakers not to pass a proposed amendment to the election laws that would limit circumstances in which the Supreme Court could nullify an election.

(reporting by George Obulutsa; writing by Katharine Houreld; editing by John Stonestreet)