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    Posted July 7, 2014 by
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    The Saba Saba Political Rally

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Throngs of protesters crowded Uhuru Park and nearby streets as part of an anti-government protest in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. It was organized by opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as part of the country-wide rallies he has been holding lately.

    Freelance photographer Nick Klaus was amidst the protesters, documenting the rally. Some of the reasons protesters told him they were demonstrating were: economic growth, to decrease the cost of living, to call for the establishment of a new electoral body and for the president to withdraw Kenya's army from neighboring Somalia.

    "It was a highly charged mood with people chanting anti-government slogans and at some points, they marched to the streets singing and demonstrating even though the heavy police presence on the streets prevented them from looting and harassing people on the street," Klaus said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer


    Kenya's opposition CORD coalition have resolved to convene an all inclusive National Referendum Committee. The aim? To prepare Kenyans for a national referendum on the critical issues facing Kenyans.
    They are also demanding the immediate disbandment and the establishment of a new electoral body.
    They are calling on President Kenyatta's government to withdraw Kenya's army from neighbouring Somalia.
    The opposition coalition led by Raila Odinga say they want the government to take visible and decisive action to deal with insecurity; and this should include holding senior security officials accountable for the deaths of hundreds of Kenyans who have been killed and maimed in various attacks.
    The resolution was read out at a rally led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and attended by thousands of his supporters at Uhuru Park
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