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Tear gas and beatings as police clash with Kenya protesters

Thursday, November 03, 2016 - 01:05

Hundreds of anti-corruption protesters marching in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, are met with police tear gas and batons. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Police fired tear gas to stop hundreds of protesters marching towards Parliament in Nairobi. The protesters were angry over allegations of government corruption. But they were met by the police, who charged the crowd, beating some of them with batons. This latest protest was triggered by opposition claims that the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta has abused public funds in healthcare. a charge the Health Ministry denies. But demonstrators say, there's more to it than that. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ANTI-CORRUPTION PROTESTER, EKURE OKOT, SAYING: "It's also an event that is really meant to bring to the fore, the failure of our government, the failure of our president, who publicly indicated that he is not able to do anything against corruption." Kenyatta is expected to seek a second term in next year's election and has made a campaign pledge to clamp down on corruption. But his opponents say he's been slow to act and has failed to stop high-level graft.

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Tear gas and beatings as police clash with Kenya protesters

Thursday, November 03, 2016 - 01:05