Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir washes teargas off his face on Nkurumah Road in Mombasa. Police fired teargas at a crowd trying to march into the city centre. PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Opposition defies a government ban on protests.
Government had banned rallies in the centre of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, accusing opposition supporters of lawlessness after incidents in which property was destroyed, passers-by robbed or assaulted, and business disrupted.
Opposition is demanding fundamental reforms such as the sacking of top IEBC officials and the recruitment of new companies to print ballot papers and run election technology.