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Kenyan anti-graft protesters teargassed, hounded, witness says



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Anti-graft protesters are going through hell in their demonstrations over graft as they were beaten with batons and fired volleys of tear gas by police in a bid to disperse them in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, a witness said.

According to reports, hundreds of people rallied in the centre of Nairobi in response to reports in the local media and accusations by the opposition about graft and abuse of funds in public healthcare.

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Kenyan’s have been enraged by the slow pace with which President Uhuru Kenyatta is taking to stop high-level graft after he made a campaign pledge to clamp down on corruption.

“We supported the government before, but they let us down. Children are dying in hospitals because of corruption,” said Beatrice Shiko, mother of two, who wore a red T-shirt with the slogan “Act on corruption or resign”.



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