Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (foreground). File picture: Andrew Winning

Nairobi - Police fired teargas in central Nairobi on Monday to disperse a crowd of a few hundred anti-government demonstrators in the streets, a Reuters witness said, as others gathered peacefully for a mass rally called by the opposition at a nearby park.

The demonstrators opposed to President Uhuru Kenyatta and carrying posters of opposition leader Raila Odinga chanted “Uhuru must go” and climbed over statues, prompting police to fire half-a-dozen teargas canisters. They swiftly dispersed.

Several hundred other opposition supporters gathered calmly for the main rally in a central Nairobi park, some dancing to music and others chanting. - Reuters