October 9, 2017 / 9:51 AM / a year ago

Hundreds of protesters march to Kenyan election board HQ

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.

Supporters of the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) take part during a protest calling for the sacking of election board officials involved in August's cancelled presidential vote, in Nairobi, Kenya October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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

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