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Police clash with Kenyan protesters for second day

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There has been further violence in Kenya on a second day of protests against President Mwai Kibaki’s disputed re-election. At least two people are reported dead in Nairobi after security forces clashed with demonstrators, defying a ban on rallies.

The unrest comes after up to four deaths yesterday. Then, as today, trouble also flared in the western opposition stronghold of Kisumu. Police have fired tear gas and live bullets.

Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga say vote-rigging robbed him of victory in December’s poll.

The government, in turn, accuses his side of rigging votes and of protesting instead of using legal options to challenge the result. More than 600 people have died in violence following the election, which foreign observers say fell short of democratic standards.