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Kenyan Police Fire Tear Gas on Anti-corruption Protesters

Thursday, 03 November 2016 06:45 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says police fired tear gas on anti-corruption protesters demanding the president to act on corrupt or resign.

Central Nairobi's police chief Paul Wanjama said police dispersed the group to avoid a possible clash with a separate group that supports the president. Wanjama could not explain why other group was not tear-gassed. There were no arrests, Wanjama said.

The protests were sparked off by allegations that around $50 million has been diverted from the health ministry.

Such scandals are putting public pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking re-election next year with the pledge to eradicate corruption.

Kenya is among the most corrupt countries in the world and was ranked 139 out of 168 countries in a 2015 index by Transparency International..

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