Police teargas defiant anti-IEBC protesters in Mombasa

Police teargas defiant anti-IEBC protesters in Mombasa

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A section of Mombasa’s NASA supporters made good their threat to demonstrate despite a ban by acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.

A crowd took to the streets on Friday to show support for Opposition leader Raila Odinga who is in the UK.

MPs Abdulawamad Nassir (Mvita), Badi Twalib (Jomvu), Senator Mohamed Faki and several MCAs were among politicians who took part.

Before the march began, Nassir reiterated police have no authority to disperse legal protests.

The supporters and their leaders called for the removal of IEBC chief executive Ezra Chiloba.

They marched Moi Avenue while displaying the two-finger peace sign. Police tried top block them but they carried on.

Hell broke lose when they were about a kilometer from IEBC offices situated next to State House Mombasa.

Police following Matiang’i’s order hurled at least 20 teargas canisters to break the demonstrations.

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