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    Nairobi anti-riot police disperse small groups of protesters with tear gas ahead of anti-electoral commission demonstrations, May 23, 2016. (Jill Craig/VOA)

    In Kenya, Protests Against Electoral Commission Turn Deadly

    Reports say at least three protesters died in western Kenya, although exact cause still unconfirmed 

    FILE - Somali refugees organize their food rations during a distribution exercise outside a U.N. World Food Program center at the Dadaab refugee settlement in Kenya, October 2013.

    UN, Kenya Discuss Security Issues, Refugee Camp Set for Closure

    British ambassador says Kenya's president is committed to abiding by his country's 'international obligations' 

    Opposition supporters are beaten with wooden clubs by riot police as they try to flee, during a protest in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, May 16, 2016.

    Kenya Government Urges Critics Not to Protest Over Electoral Body

    On Monday, some police officers were beating and kicking protesters, some of whom were throwing stones 

    A Kenyan policeman beats a protester during clashes in Nairobi, May 16, 2016.

    Kenya Police Under Fire for Brutality

    This week, police kicked and clubbed protesters as they ran; photos of beatings posted on social media have sparked outrage 

    FILE - A T-shirt warns against female genital mutilation. Its wearer attends an event, discouraging harmful practices such as FGM, at a girls high school in Imbirikani, Kenya, April 21, 2016.

    Kenyan Parents, Fearing FGM Ban, Get Girls Cut at Night

    Ritual female genital cutting, illegal in Kenya, shifts from public ceremonies to private arrangements; government to set up FGM hotline 

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