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July 8, 1997 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least seven people died in three Kenyan cities Monday in clashes with riot police during nationwide demonstrations for democratic reforms. Police said four people were killed in Nyahururu, about 100 miles northwest of Nairobi, the capital: two men crushed to death when a crowd stampeded as police moved in to disperse it and two others shot by officers when a mob reportedly attempted to storm a bank.
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September 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Police used tear gas and clubs to subdue thousands of frustrated traders who rioted after a mysterious fire in the Kenyan capital's sprawling Gikomba market reduced their stalls and inventory to ashes. The protesters, many of whom had seen their livelihoods destroyed, rampaged through narrow streets that normally bustle with commerce. The fire consumed millions of dollars worth of inventory. It was the second major market fire in Nairobi in the last 10 days.
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August 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Wielding clubs, stones and bottles, ruling party activists disrupted an opposition rally and blocked the entrance to parliament to keep government critics from discussing constitutional reform in Kenya. Seven people were seriously injured, police said.
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August 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Wielding clubs, stones and bottles, ruling party activists disrupted an opposition rally and blocked the entrance to parliament to keep government critics from discussing constitutional reform in Kenya. Seven people were seriously injured, police said.
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July 8, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police fired guns and tear gas here Saturday to disperse a large crowd that turned violent after gathering for a downtown rally in favor of multi-party democracy. There were no reports of casualties, but many witnesses saw police and paramilitary troops chasing demonstrators and beating people on the streets. Crowds surged through part of Nairobi's business district, smashing windows and looting several shops.
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March 3, 1990 | Reuters
President Daniel Arap Moi has banned all demonstrations in Kenya following anti-government riots caused by the mysterious death of Foreign Minister Robert J. Ouko two weeks ago. Demonstrators, accusing the government of trying to cover up the apparent murder of Ouko near his home last month, clashed with police in Nairobi and the western town of Kisumu before his burial last week. Local press reports said at least one person in Kisumu died after being beaten by riot police.
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June 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Kenyan politicians fought inside parliament and riot police clashed with students as the opposition staged protests in Nairobi to press demands for sweeping constitutional reforms. Opposition members of parliament disrupted Finance Minister Musalia Mudavadi's budget speech before the brawl with MPs of the ruling Kenya African National Union. University of Nairobi students protested in support of the opposition after state TV and radio cut off broadcasts of the chaotic proceedings in parliament.
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October 11, 1997 | From Associated Press
Firing into the air, police with clubs broke up an anti-government protest Friday during a national holiday honoring Kenya's longtime president. Dozens of people were hurt, and several opposition leaders were arrested. Rally organizers said the violent police response proves that President Daniel Arap Moi is not committed to genuine reforms.
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July 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
Stone-throwing mobs battled Kenyan riot police in rural areas Tuesday, and President Daniel Arap Moi blamed the anti-government riots on "hooligans and drug addicts." Eighteen people have been killed in four days of violence. Nairobi, the scene of widespread violence over the weekend, appeared calm. In Washington, the State Department said Tuesday that it is advising American citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Kenya because of anti-government protests.
SPORTS
July 16, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
One fan was killed and 24 hurt in a stampede of fans at a soccer match Sunday between Kenya and Mozambique at Nairobi, Kenya. The stampede followed an order by President Daniel arap Moi that the gates at the stadium be opened to allow fans to enter free of charge.
NEWS
October 11, 1997 | From Associated Press
Firing into the air, police with clubs broke up an anti-government protest Friday during a national holiday honoring Kenya's longtime president. Dozens of people were hurt, and several opposition leaders were arrested. Rally organizers said the violent police response proves that President Daniel Arap Moi is not committed to genuine reforms.
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July 10, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities closed the University of Nairobi amid violent clashes with hundreds of students supporting opposition demands for constitutional changes before elections later this year. Witnesses said scores of students were wounded at the main campus in Nairobi, the capital, as heavily armed riot police stormed classrooms and dormitories.
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July 8, 1997 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least seven people died in three Kenyan cities Monday in clashes with riot police during nationwide demonstrations for democratic reforms. Police said four people were killed in Nyahururu, about 100 miles northwest of Nairobi, the capital, including two men crushed to death when a crowd stampeded as police moved in to disperse them and two others shot by officers when a mob reportedly attempted to storm a bank.
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June 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Kenyan politicians fought inside parliament and riot police clashed with students as the opposition staged protests in Nairobi to press demands for sweeping constitutional reforms. Opposition members of parliament disrupted Finance Minister Musalia Mudavadi's budget speech before the brawl with MPs of the ruling Kenya African National Union. University of Nairobi students protested in support of the opposition after state TV and radio cut off broadcasts of the chaotic proceedings in parliament.
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February 25, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of university students marched through the streets of Nairobi, the capital, in a second day of protests over the suspected murder of a student leader. Nairobi University, Kenya's biggest, with an estimated 19,000 students, was ordered closed indefinitely by authorities. Witnesses said riot police ringed off the main university campus to forestall a repeat of riots that started late Sunday, when students stoned cars on the city's main highway.
SPORTS
July 16, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
One fan was killed and 24 hurt in a stampede of fans at a soccer match Sunday between Kenya and Mozambique at Nairobi, Kenya. The stampede followed an order by President Daniel arap Moi that the gates at the stadium be opened to allow fans to enter free of charge.
NEWS
July 10, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities closed the University of Nairobi amid violent clashes with hundreds of students supporting opposition demands for constitutional changes before elections later this year. Witnesses said scores of students were wounded at the main campus in Nairobi, the capital, as heavily armed riot police stormed classrooms and dormitories.
NEWS
July 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
Stone-throwing mobs battled Kenyan riot police in rural areas Tuesday, and President Daniel Arap Moi blamed the anti-government riots on "hooligans and drug addicts." Eighteen people have been killed in four days of violence. Nairobi, the scene of widespread violence over the weekend, appeared calm. In Washington, the State Department said Tuesday that it is advising American citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Kenya because of anti-government protests.
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