Kenyan Police Kill Two as Opposition Protests Presidential Revote
Police in Western Kenya have killed two people during a protest against the planned revote of August's presidential election.
The violence took place in Siaya County. The police chief of Bondo said three others were injured with gunshot wounds.
Police used tear gas to break up demonstrations that were defying a ban on protests in Kenya's three major cities, including the capital, Nairobi.
Kenya's electoral commission, the IEBC, decided this week that the repeat presidential election will take place on October 26.
Opposition candidate Raila Odinga and his coalition withdrew from that election earlier this week. They hope the move would lead to the cancelation of the election and new candidate nominations.
Odinga cited a Supreme Court decision in 2013 that says a withdrawal must lead to the cancelation of the race.
The IEBC said that it cannot force a candidate to take part in an election. But it said Odinga did not submit the official document needed to remove his name, but only sent a letter.
The protest ban came after the opposition party promised to hold demonstrations to demand changes in election procedures.
Interior Minister Fred Matiangi released the order on Thursday. It bars protests in central Mombassa, Kisumu and Nairobi. The order said there was a "clear, present and imminent danger of breach of peace."
Peaceful demonstrations are permitted by Kenya's constitution. But Matiangi said he would not accept those who "destroy property and businesses of innocent people."
Matiangi said it was the responsibility of the opposition to follow the law unless it meant to hurt innocent people.
Thousands of protestors demonstrated on the streets of Nairobi Wednesday, one day after Odinga announced he would not take part in the re-vote.
In September, the Supreme Court cancelled the results of the August 8 election after charges of problems with the vote counting. The high court required that new elections take place within 60 days.
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1.presidential election 总统选举
He won last month's presidential election by a landslide.
2.the high court 高等法院
He could refer the matter to the high court.
3.peaceful demonstrations 和平示威
I think that peaceful demonstration is not out of order, because we're running out of time.
4.break up 破碎；结束
My girlfriend had broken up with me.
5.Kenya's electoral commission, the IEBC, decided this week that the repeat presidential election will take place on October 26.
take place 发生；举行
Elections were postponed the day before polling was due to take place.
Peace talks failed to take place because of a dispute over the venue.
6.Thousands of protestors demonstrated on the streets of Nairobi Wednesday, one day after Odinga announced he would not take part in the re-vote.
take part in 参加；参与
You can take part in activities from canoeing to bird watching.
They returned to take part in the season's opening game.
这场暴力活动发生在亚县 。邦多的警察局长表示，另有3人受到枪伤 。
本周早些时候，反对派候选人拉伊拉·奥廷加（Raila Odinga）和其竞选团队宣布退出选举 。他们希望此举能取消选举活动和新的候选人提名 。
IEBC表示，委员会无法强迫一个候选人参选 。不过，该机构指出，奥廷加并未提交取消其候选资格的官方文件，只是寄了一封信 。
周四，内政部长弗莱德·马天基（Fred Matiangi）发布了禁令，禁止在中央蒙巴萨、基苏木和内罗毕举行抗议活动 。该禁令指出，扰乱治安的危险是非常“明显的、现实的、急迫的” 。
肯尼亚宪法允许和平示威 。但马天基表示，他不会接受那些“破坏无辜人民财产和生意”的暴徒 。
9月份，最高法院取消了8月8日的选举结果，原因是选举计票存在问题 。高等法院要求在60天内举行新一轮的选举 。