Supporters of the Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, say they will defy a police ban on public rallies and stage a second day of protests.

They are protesting against Mwai Kibaki, whom they accuse of stealing last month’s presidential election. On Wednesday at least three people were killed in clashes between police and opposition supporters. Mr Odinga is demanding a recount of the vote, saying he will stop disputing the result if it shows Mr Kibaki won.

He also said he was prepared to join a transitional coalition government under President Kibaki to organise a new presidential election within three or six months. The ongoing violence in the wake of Kenya’s disputed election last month has left more than 600 people dead, and the UN estimates 500,000 people are badly affected.

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Wednesday was the first of three days of mass protests called by Mr Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) across Kenya. (Continue Reading…)

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