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5 killed as Kenya police clash with Odinga supporters

NAIROBI, Kenya— At least five people were killed Friday in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued. Police fired live rounds and tear gas to prevent Odinga’s convoy from making its way from the airport to Nairobi’s main park so he could address supporters after returning from a trip overseas. Legislator Otiende Amollo said his car was shot at by police. Police warned earlier this week they would not allow a ceremony to welcome Odinga back from speaking engagements abroad. Opposition legislators had urged supporters come out “more than 1 million strong.

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