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Anti- Electoral Commission protests resume in Kenyan cities 

NAIROBI – Protests by the opposition supporters have resumed on Monday in the Kenya’s main three cities even after police banned demonstrations in the cities last week.

The National Super Alliance [Nasa] suporters took to the streets of Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi in defiance of government ban on protests in central business districts of the three cities.

Daily Nation newspaper reported that in Mombasa, police in full anti-riot gear lobbed teargas canisters to disperse the demonstrators.

Businesses along Moi Avenue were shut as police dispersed the protesters who were energised following a rally attended by Mr Odinga on Sunday.

The newspaper reported that during the rally, Mr Odinga, his co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula reiterated their call for daily demos starting this week.

The protesters were marching on Moi Avenue on their way to the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) when police lobbed teargas at them.

Meanwhile Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have said at least 33 people have been killed by police in the protests against the August 8 General Election.

A report released on Monday by the two rights watchdogs accused police of using excessive force on pro-opposition demonstrators.

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