Kenya

Kenya police tear gas protests over electoral commission

Kenya police Tuesday dispersed protesters in front of the electoral commission offices as controversy continued over who should conduct the fresh presidential elections.

Fresh presidential elections are scheduled for Oct. 26 after the Supreme Court, earlier this month, invalidated President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election win.

Police lobbed tear gas after shoving broke out between opposition supporters, who demanded the resignations and prosecutions of top officials of the electoral commission, and ruling party supporters who urged no change to the electoral body, said opposition supporter Cyrus Okemwa.

Peaceful protests were carried out by hundreds of supporters in...