Photos | Kenya election: 5 killed in clashes as Odinga returns to Nairobi

Updated On Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

At least five people have been killed in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued, ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on Monday. Uhuru Kenyatta’s win last month is being challenged at the top court by activists and politicians amid claims of irregularities.

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Politicians run after riot police fired tear-gas to disperse the convoy of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance coalition upon his return to Nairobi. At least 5 people have been killed so far in clashes between riot police and the supporters of opposition leader. Kenyan politics has been ripped with controversies after a repeat poll was ordered by the Supreme Court citing results of the August election, won by Kenyatta, with procedural irregularities. (Thomas Mukoya / REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

Politicians run after riot police fired tear-gas to disperse the convoy of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance coalition upon his return to Nairobi. At least 5 people have been killed so far in clashes between riot police and the supporters of opposition leader. Kenyan politics has been ripped with controversies after a repeat poll was ordered by the Supreme Court citing results of the August election, won by Kenyatta, with procedural irregularities. (Thomas Mukoya / REUTERS)

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Kenya's opposition party, National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga waves during a demonstration in Nairobi. Police fired live rounds and tear gas to prevent Odinga’s convoy from making its way to Nairobi’s main park so that he could address supporters after returning from a trip overseas. Legislator Otiende Amollo said his car was shot at by police. (Simon Maina / AFP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

Kenya's opposition party, National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga waves during a demonstration in Nairobi. Police fired live rounds and tear gas to prevent Odinga’s convoy from making its way to Nairobi’s main park so that he could address supporters after returning from a trip overseas. Legislator Otiende Amollo said his car was shot at by police. (Simon Maina / AFP)

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Anti-riot police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya. Police warned earlier this week that they would not allow a ceremony to welcome Odinga. (Baz Ratner / REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

Anti-riot police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya. Police warned earlier this week that they would not allow a ceremony to welcome Odinga. (Baz Ratner / REUTERS)

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A supporter of NASA tries to catch a tear-gas fired by anti-riot police during the clashes in Kenya. Odinga had been speaking in the US and Britain about the country’s political turmoil following the nullification of presidential election last month. He boycotted the new vote, saying reforms had not been made. (Thomas Mukoya / REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

A supporter of NASA tries to catch a tear-gas fired by anti-riot police during the clashes in Kenya. Odinga had been speaking in the US and Britain about the country’s political turmoil following the nullification of presidential election last month. He boycotted the new vote, saying reforms had not been made. (Thomas Mukoya / REUTERS)

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A man makes his way through rising tear gas fired by riot police officers to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader in Nairobi. Police have said five people were killed by mobs that stoned them to death when they were caught stealing during the confrontations. But mortuary attendants and eyewitnesses said police shot them. (Baz Ratner / REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

A man makes his way through rising tear gas fired by riot police officers to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader in Nairobi. Police have said five people were killed by mobs that stoned them to death when they were caught stealing during the confrontations. But mortuary attendants and eyewitnesses said police shot them. (Baz Ratner / REUTERS)

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition is welcomed by his supporters upon his return to Nairobi. Kenyatta’s win last month is being challenged at the Supreme Court by activists and a politician amid claims of irregularities. The top court is expected to make a decision on Monday. (Baz Ratner / REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition is welcomed by his supporters upon his return to Nairobi. Kenyatta’s win last month is being challenged at the Supreme Court by activists and a politician amid claims of irregularities. The top court is expected to make a decision on Monday. (Baz Ratner / REUTERS)

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Supporters of Kenyan's opposition party react following the sound of gunshots during a demonstration in Nairobi. Supporters had earlier accused police of stopping them at the main highway from going to the airport to greet Odinga. The confrontations were aired on live television. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

Supporters of Kenyan's opposition party react following the sound of gunshots during a demonstration in Nairobi. Supporters had earlier accused police of stopping them at the main highway from going to the airport to greet Odinga. The confrontations were aired on live television. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)

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Riot police use stones to disperse the convoy of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of NASA coalition as they attempt to access the Uhuru Park grounds. Rights activists have condemned the police actions, accusing officers of taking sides in the political crisis and violating the constitution by preventing opposition supporters from assembling. (Thomas Mukoya / REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

Riot police use stones to disperse the convoy of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of NASA coalition as they attempt to access the Uhuru Park grounds. Rights activists have condemned the police actions, accusing officers of taking sides in the political crisis and violating the constitution by preventing opposition supporters from assembling. (Thomas Mukoya / REUTERS)

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Kenyan police clash with supporters of Kenyan's opposition party in Nairobi. The nullification of Kenya’s August election was the first time a court in Africa had overturned a presidential vote. At least 70 people have died in political unrest since then, the majority opposition demonstrators shot by police during protests. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

Kenyan police clash with supporters of Kenyan's opposition party in Nairobi. The nullification of Kenya’s August election was the first time a court in Africa had overturned a presidential vote. At least 70 people have died in political unrest since then, the majority opposition demonstrators shot by police during protests. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)

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Kenya riot police chase and prepare to strike a supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya. (Khalil Senosi / AP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

Kenya riot police chase and prepare to strike a supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya. (Khalil Senosi / AP)

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A supporter of Kenyan's opposition party reacts during a demonstration in Nairobi. The political crisis has stirred fears for the stability of the east African nation, a regional hub for trade, diplomacy and security. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:43 PM IST

A supporter of Kenyan's opposition party reacts during a demonstration in Nairobi. The political crisis has stirred fears for the stability of the east African nation, a regional hub for trade, diplomacy and security. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)

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