Dozens injured as Kenya opposition supporters protest against poll body



Thousands of supporters of Kenya's main opposition party, National Super Alliance (NASA) on Monday returned to the streets of Nairobi and other major towns to protest against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ahead of Oct. 26 repeat presidential polls.

There was a drama in a major Nairobi street when a car ran over protesters injuring dozens while others scampered for safety.

Led by opposition lawmakers, the protesters waved placards and sang dirges as they marched to the IEBC headquarters in Nairobi to present their petition calling for sacking of officials accused of bungling Aug. 8 polls.

Police watched from a distance as protesters marched in the streets of Nairobi amid rising anxiety among shop owners who feared looting of their premises by criminals disguising as protesters.