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Man shot during anti-IEBC demo in city centre – VIDEO, PHOTOS

A man has been shot in the leg on Uhuru Highway on Monday during a demonstration to push for reforms at the electoral commission.

A vehicle also ran over protesters opposite the General Post Office on Kenyatta Avenue, injuring an unknown number.

Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris and Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga mobilises protestors at Freedom Corner on October 09, 2017. PHOTO | NATION
Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris and Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga mobilises protestors at Freedom Corner on October 09, 2017. PHOTO | NATION

Police claim the man was trying to snatch a phone from a motorist who happened to be a police officer.

The street protest was led by Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris, Homa Bay counterpart Gladys Wanga and Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili.

PHOTO | SAMUEL OWINO
PHOTO | SAMUEL OWINO

Siaya Senator James Orengo said the opposition coalition will not back down on its “irreducible minimums” reforms proposal in the electoral commission before participating in the repeat presidential election.

“We wil only participate in an election where we know the outcome will be free and fair. President Uhuru Kenyatta should know that we are ready to face him but not wIth Chiloba in office,” he said.

Former Machakos Senator JohnstoneMuthama said; “I want to tell President Kenyatta that we will continue to demonstrate until we get what we want.  It’s our right to picket and not even the police can stop us. As Nasa we are ready to send Uhuru home but there must be reforms before elections.”