Kenya: President says parliament to discuss electoral body

June 8, 2016 2:44 PM

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NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says parliament will form a bipartisan committee to discuss the country's election commission after opposition protests demanding its disbandment over alleged corruption and bias turned deadly.

Wednesday's announcement follows almost weekly opposition protests and a police response that has included tear gas and live ammunition. Witnesses said at least five people have died and at least 30 have been wounded, many by bullets.

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