Cops gas protesters

NAIROBI - Kenyan police fired tear gas to scatter demonstrators protesting yesterday against plans by members of parliament to award themselves big pay rises as a "severance package" before December elections.

NAIROBI - Kenyan police fired tear gas to scatter demonstrators protesting yesterday against plans by members of parliament to award themselves big pay rises as a "severance package" before December elections.

"Down with the thieves of taxpayers' money," dozens of protesters shouted as they denounced the move to grant MPS another R148,7million.

They tried to reach parliament but were blocked by police who fired several tear gas canisters at them, a witness said. - Reuters

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