Kenya police ban cost-of-living protest by opposition

KENYA’s police today banned the opposition from holding a protest over inflation, saying requests for the demonstrations were filed too late, but organisers vowed to go ahead with the rallies.

Raila Odinga, leader of the Azimio la Umoja party, had called for tomorrow’s demonstration in Nairobi over soaring inflation, which in February reached 9.2% year-on-year in the East African nation.