Kenya opposition protests turn deadly


NAIROBI – At least three people have died in western Kenya during opposition protests calling for electoral reforms, police say.

Their statement said police in Siaya shot dead two people in self-defence.

A third man in Kisumu died from a head injury after falling over while running from tear gas, reports AFP news agency.

Last week, there were complaints of police brutality as officers were pictured assaulting demonstrators in the capital, Nairobi.

This is the fourth week of protests over the electoral commission.

The opposition Cord alliance wants the current members of the electoral commission to resign ahead of next year's presidential election.

Cord is complaining that they are biased in favour of the governing Jubilee coalition and want it replaced by a neutral body, the BBC's Anne Soy reports from Nairobi.

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