October 13, 2017 / 1:00 PM / in 2 months

Kenya police shoot dead 2 protesters amid opposition demonstrations

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police shot dead two people and wounded a third person on Friday when a crowd of opposition demonstrators attempted to storm a police station, a local official in Kenya’s southwestern Siaya county said.

A convoy of opposition politicians of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition evacuates after policemen fired tear gas during a protest along a street in Nairobi, Kenya October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

County Commissioner Josephine Onunga said a group of around 20 youths had attempted to take over Bondo police station and that officers had been forced to open fire to repel them.

writing by Katharine Houreld; editing by Gareth Jones

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