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Police say officers kill at least 6 as Kenyans protest rising costs, and 50 children are tear-gassed


Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police official says officers have killed at least six people during new protests in Kenya against the rising cost of living. A health worker says more than 50 schoolchildren in the capital were tear-gassed. The opposition leader behind the demonstrations vows they will continue until a new law imposing more taxes is repealed. The economic toll of the demonstrations is yet another challenge for President William Ruto. He won election last year after appealing to Kenyans as a fellow “hustler” of modest background and vowing to lessen their financial pain. Police have been criticized by watchdogs for their sometimes deadly response to protests.

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