A supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, lies on the ground after he was hit by a police truck during a protest along a street in Nairobi.
A supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, lies on the ground after he was hit by a police truck during a protest along a street in Nairobi. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Kenya’s opposition leaders on Tuesday shelved anti-electoral body’s street protests to condole with victims of previous demonstrations which have paralyzed business in three major cities.

The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader’s spokesman Dennis Onyango however said the protests to press for reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will resume on Wednesday nationwide.

Meanwhile, the High Court on Tuesday temporarily lifted the government’s ban on demonstrations in central business districts (CBDs) in three cities of Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu until a case filed by NASA chief executive Normal Mogaya is determined.

The opposition outfit had sought court orders to stop the police and State chief prosecutor from implement Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i orders banning protests in the CBDs.

Matiang’i said he had banned the protests from the city centres to protect Kenyans and their property but opposition leaders vowed not to budge, saying demonstrat Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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